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Oct 6, 2022

BOGATIA TOAMNEI

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BOGATIA TOAMNEI
Toamna are un farmec aparte. Este anotimpul recompensei muncii, culegerea roadelor, anotimpul multumirii, anotimpul culorilor superbe, de la verde, trecand prin galben, la rosu bordo.
Pentru aceia dintre noi care am ajuns in toamna vietii, e timpul innoirilor. E timpul analizelor, timpul bucuriei, timpul schimbarilor.
In toamna vietii, te bucuri ca ai ajuns aici. E o binecuvantare. Privesti in urma: cati din cei dragi tie nu au apucat bucuria toamnei? Pe tine Dumnezeu te-a binecuvantat sa prinzi toamna.
Si daca Dumnezeu te-a binecuvantat si cu sanatate in toamna vietii, ai motive multe sa Ii multumesti. Multi in toamna vietii se confrunta cu boli.
Dar daca tu si eu am ajuns aici, trebuie sa facem cateva lucruri in timpul care ne-a mai ramas.
In primul rand, sa ne uitam in urma si sa cautam lucrurile bune care ni s-au intamplat in viata. Doar cele bune. Sa investim timp in a cauta toate lucrurile bune care ni s-au intamplat. Sa facem o lista ar fi bine. Vizualizam mai bine daca am pus pe hartie. Si cu lista in mana, sa ridicam mainile si glasul si sa Ii multumim lui Dumnezeu pentru ele. Sa multumim din inima.
Sa lasam lucrurile rele ce ni s-au intamplat. Acestea au contribuit la formarea caracterului pe care il avem astazi. Sa nu le vedem altfel dacat “sali de operatie” unde Dumnezeu, prin durere, ne-a adus vindecarea.
Apoi, in toamna vietii, sa privim in jur, CAUTAND frumosul. Frumosul exista dar uneori avem ochii incetosati si nu il vedem fara a-l cauta intentionat. Cautam frumosul intr-o floare pe care o putem lua, in gradina sau parcul in care ne putem plimba, in oglinda in care ne uitam. Frumosul, nu cel de manechin sau al florii de plastic. Frumosul in trandafirul care astazi este superb, dar maine e tot superb dar nu mai e asa de tantos. Frumosul ce se ascunde sub ridurile femeii pe care o privesti in oglinda. Frumosul padurii cu frunzele de toate culorile. Frumosul in ansamblul peisajului si frumosul in detaliile lui.
Bucura-te ! Fa-ti timp sa te bucuri !
Fa lucruri pe care nu le faceai inainte. Nu investi in haine scumpe (daca ai bani de ele). Nu investi in tot felul de lucruri materiale care nu fac decat sa te insele ca esti bogata. Investeste in lucruri simple care iti aduc TIE bucurie. Nu mai tine “la sertar” nici un pantof, haina, bijuterie, parfum. Poarta-le ! Mananca ce iti place si ce iti face bine. Nu te uita la cantarul care iti arata un numar care nu iti place.
Iesi din casa la plimbare, la o cafea, la un film, teatru, opera, filarmonica (daca le ai laindemana si daca iti plac). Nu te gandi ca e prea scump biletul. Ia bilet ieftin, la “cucurigu”: spectacolul vazut de sus e superb.
Imbraca-te lejer cand iesi la plimbare. Dar nu uita sa te aranjezi: mergi la coafor sa iti aranjezi parul. Nu uita ca parul argintiu are un farmec aparte. Nu te ostenii mai mult decat iti place tie, cu gandul sa placi altora. Nu te osteni cu “aparentele” tale. Osteneste-te cu interiorul tau.
In toamna vietii nu spune ca esti batrana si ca nu mai ai nimic de oferit.. Pentru cei ce te cunosc si te iubesc, tu esti o comoara. O comoara de intelepciune, de seninatate si un refugiu.
Nu te lasa. Toamna vietii iti da libertatea de a fii tu insati, fara sa iti pese de parerea celorlalti.
E un privilegiu sa fii tu insati, in felul in care gandesti, vorbesti, actionezi, te imbraci si iti petreci timpul.
In toamna vietii cere sa fi respectata, asa cum tu ai respectat pe cei din jur tot anul vietii. Nu accepta sa fii calcata in picioare de NIMENI ! Tu MERITI respect si dragoste. Dragostea pe care tu ai oferit-o in toate anotimpurile vietii. E timpul tau sa o primesti.
Iar daca, in toamna tarzie, ai nevoie de “unelte ajutatoare” (un baston, cadru sau chiar scaun cu rotile), nu uita cine esti.
Bucura-te ! Si multumeste-I lui Dumnezeu ca pana aici a fost cu tine si te-a binecuvantat.
Si un ultim lucru: intelepciunea iti spune ca, dupa toamna vietii, vine iarna. Cea alba, orbitor de alba. Pregateste-te pentru albul imaculat si pentru lumina orbitoare: viata vesnica.
In toamna vietii fa ultimele ajustari la caracterizarea de care ai nevoie sa faci ultimul pas.
Putem parasi anul vietii in orice moment. Trebuie sa fim pregatiti in fiecare zi pentru asta. Dar in toamna vietii STI ca in curand vei parasi anul vietii.
Sa ne facem socotelile: care este relatia noastra cu Dumnezeu.
Daca cred ca Isus a murit pentru a plati pacatele mele si daca in toate in viata iau in calcul voia Lui, cand toamna vietii va fi pe sfarsite, STIU ca ma asteapta albul imaculat si lumina orbitoare, la intrarea in odihna iernii.
Biblia ne spune “Pregateste-te sa te intalnesti cu Dumnezeul tau”. In orice timp al vietii te-ai afla. Dar daca ai apucat toamna, fa-o cu si mai mult zel, intelepciune si curaj
Doamne, ajuta-ne la aceasta.
Va imbratisez cu drag.
Geta

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Feb 6, 2022

PERSPECTIVE 2021

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Inca valabil si la inceputul anului 2022

PERSPECTIVE 2021

Am recitit meditatia pe care am pus-o pe blog cu titlul “Ganduri pentru anul 2020”. Era in 12 ianuarie 2020.

Priveam atunci cu ingrijorare dar si cu speranta in viitor. Ma gandeam la razboaie care pareau iminente, la pacea dintre Israel si statele arabe, viitorul Americii, calamitati naturale. Si la finalul insiruirilor sumbre, am venit cu solutia:

In ciuda tuturor vestilor sumbre, noi trebuie sa nu ne speriem, sa nu panicam in fata niciunei situatii sau eveniment care se apropie sau se desfasoara.”

Asadar, pacea in suflet, rugaciunea si sfintirea ar trebui sa fie tintele noastre pentru anul 2020.”

A fost valabil pentru anul 2020 ce am scris in ianuarie in acel an?

Categoric DA !

Esenta mesajului de atunci: sa ne apropiem mai mult de Dumnezeu, sa crestem din punct de vedere spiritual, sa ne rugam, sa citim Biblia, sa ne sfintim.

Am avut ocazia din plin sa o facem in anul care s-a incheiat, in “stati acasa”, in izolare, in carantina.

Razboiul cu un dusman nevazut, numit virus, este unul mondial. Mai mondial decat cele doua razboaie din trecut care, desi s-au numit “mondiale” nu au cuprins toate tarile. Razboiul cu virusul insa a cuprins aproape toata planeta. Un razboi cu un adversar necunoscut, invizibil, rau. Un razboi pe care inca il purtam si il luam cu noi si in 2021 si nu stim cand se va termina si cum. Speram sa scada din intensitate si incet, incet sa se incheie. Oamenii cauta solutii pentru a birui acest razboi dar nu stim cat de bune si eficiente sunt solutiile. S-au inventat vaccinuri a caror actiune, eficienta, impact, efecte secundare le vom afla in timp.

O alta metoda de combatere a virusului impusa este separarea noastra. S-a indus un sentiment de mare frica, de spaima, sa nu ne mai intalnim unii cu altii pe viu ci doar virtual unde se poate. Sa ne izolam.

Impactul? Reducerea temporara a raspandirii virusului, drame interioare, depresii, falimente. Suntem foarte speriati.

Cand razboiul acesta se va incheia, unii vor iesi puternici, altii mai slabi, mai vulnerabili.

In lupta se vad tarii si slabiciuni, caractere, compasiune, fratie, tradare. Toate acestea se vad mult mai bine in lupta decat in vreme de pace.

Am luptat si lupt acest razboi cu virusul in linia intai. Am avut virusul dar Dumnezeu m-a vindecat. Inteleg teama de “ce poate fi mai rau” si inteleg multele “de ce?” pe care ni le punem.

In mijlocul acestei perioade de incercare pentru toata lumea oare ne-am apropiat sau ne-am indepartat de Dumnezeu? E normal sa fim speriati? Din punct de vedere uman spunem ca da. Dar daca stam mai mult aproape de Dumnezeu, in prezenta Lui in rugaciune si citim Noul Testament, atunci ar trebui sa avem in noi convingerea ca Dumnezeu este in controlul vietii noastre si ca NIMIC nu se intampla fara acordul Lui. Daca ne imbolnavim noi sau cei pe care ii iubim, Dumnezeu e in control. El poate sa nu ingaduie boala, poate sa vindece boala sau poate sa lase boala sa ne curme viata. Cea mai mare nenorocire a unui om nu este moartea ci viata de dupa moarte. In rai sau in iad. Pentru ca viata e scurta. Fie chiar daca traim 100 de ani. Dupa moarte insa intram in vesnicie. Vesnicie inseamna ca nu se mai termina.

Este extrem de important sa traim in sfintenie, frumos si sa sfarsim in rai cu Cristos.

Inca suntem in razboi cu dusmanul nevazut. Avem inca viata, timp si posibilitatea de a ne schimba atitudinea, viata, relatia cu Dumnezeu si cu ceilalti. Avem inca sansa de a ne cere iertare lui Dumnezeu, de a cere calauzire pe drumul vietii, sanatate fizica, sufleteasca si spirituala, sa devenim mai buni in familie, in societate. Cu astea ramanem cand toate celelalte se termina.

Avem nevoie de stabilitate, sprijin, ajutor, solutii. Noi TREBUIE sa ne indreptam gandurile, inima, toata fiinta catre Dumnezeu.

Sa nu ne punem nadejdea in nici un om, in guvern, administratii, presedinti, Europa, servici, etc.

Sa ne focalizam pe Isus Cristos. El este singurul care ne poate ajuta. Ajuta sa trecem cu bine. Ajuta sa ajungem dupa toate astea in cer.

Anul 2021 va fi un an cu provocari, incercari, lupta de supravietuire. Important e cu ce metode incercam sa le rezolvam; ce solutii abordam.

Si ce ar folosi unui om sa castige toata lumea, daca si-ar pierde sufletul? Sau, ce ar da un om in schimb pentru sufletul sau?” (Matei 16:26)

Am intrat cu ajutorul lui Dumnezeu, cei care am intrat, in 2021. Si am vrea sa stim ca 2021 va fi un an mai bun, un an mai linistit, un an fara necazuri, fara probleme.

Pe plan general, 2021 nu va fi un an mai bun decat anul care s-a incheiat, pentru ca asa ne spune Biblia. Pentru ca toate lucrurile merg in directia aceea.

Pe plan individual putem sa avem satisfactii, impliniri si realizari, sa facem ce ne-am propus, sa avem sanatate.

Dar pe plan general lucrurile nu vor merge spre bine. Nu trebuie sa ne facem iluzii.

Dar nu trebuie sa traim cu spaima, cu frica. Frica vine de la cel rau, spune Biblia. Frica vine de la diavol. El induce acest sentiment. Daca ne incredem in Dumnezeu ar trebui sa traim fara frica.

Dumnezeu ne-a spus ca vor veni vremuri grele, ca inainte de Rapirea Bisericii toata lumea va fi incercata.

Intrebarea care se pune este: in urma acestui an extrem de dificil pentru aproape toata lumea, ne gasim mai aproape de Dumnezeu decat in ianuarie 2020 sau suntem mai departe sau tot acolo?

Asteptarile lui Dumnezeu de la noi sunt sa fim mai aproape de El. Incercarea aceasta a lasat-o peste toata lumea. Si pentru crestini si pentru necrestini. Toata lumea este incercata. Pentru crestini e sa ne apropie de Dumnezeu. Sa ne testeze credinta. Sa ne trezeasca. Sa ne intareasca. Sa ne creasca in credinta.

Pentru necrestini, sa ii determine sa se apropie de Dumnezeu. Dumnezeu are un plan individual pentru fiecare.

Am mai multe postari din anii trecuti in care am scris despre faptul ca ne aflam in cei 7 ani de necaz despre care citim in Biblie. Ca pecetile au inceput sa se rupa si, spuneam atunci, ca si pecetea a 4-a este rupta. Virusul acesta si tot ce se intampla nu fac decat sa imi confirme faptul ca ce am scris atunci se implineste.

Cateva aspecte:

Daca avem un telefon mobil la noi, ni se poate urmari orice miscare, ni se monitorizeaza convorbirile telefonice si mesajele. Daca avem conturi bancare si folosim carduri bancare, ni se cunosc toate tranzactiile bancare. Daca vrem sa calatorim in afara tarii suntem notati, monitorizati. Avem carduri de sanatate prin care ne este monitorizata starea de sanatate, medicatia luata, de cate ori mergem la vreun doctor si rezultatele in urma acestor vizite. Sistemul de control exista si nu il putem evita. Si acest sistem va deveni din ce in ce mai invaziv.

El cuprinde trecerea de la bani fizici catre banii electronici, trecerea de la informatiile fizice, pe hartie, la cele electronice. Toate informatiile sunt centralizate pe un computer undeva. Nu mai e ca pe vremuri cu registre scrise de mana, dosare. Identitatea noastra cu toatee informatiile se afla pe microcipul de pe card. Nu pot lua medicamente daca nu se acceseaza computerul cu toate informatiile despre mine. Accesarea se face prin card sau printr-un numar unic prin care sunt identificata. Cand s-au introdus acestea ni s-a spus ca e bine asa, ca e mai simplu pentru NOI.

Partea financiara e tot mai mult electronica. Toti banii intra in cont pe care il accesez cu cardul..

Se inchid magazinele. Facem cumparaturi online. Electronic.

Totul se reduce de la fizic la electronic. Cumparaturi, sanatate, transport, toate electronic.

Toate informatiile privitoare la noi sunt centralizate, stocate intr-un singur loc de unde fiecare felie (banca, sanatatea, pasapoartele), sa poata merge si sa ia informatiile dorite. Privind la evolutia sistemului bancar, la inceput mergeam la ghiseul bancii si acolo scoteam banii sa facem cumparaturi, sa platim taxele. Primeam si salariile in mana la inceput. Apoi, s-a inventat cardul bancar si obligativitatea ca salariul sa intre in cont bancar. Se folosesc codurile, sau pin-urile sa putem accesa banii nostri. S-a introdus sistemul de carduri care nu mai au nevoie de pin. Doar atingem un cititor de card cu cardul si platim ce vrem. Cand mi-am ridicat ultimul card am intrebat daca pot opta sa am un card pe tip vechi, doar cu pin. Mi s-a spus ca nu se mai fac. Il iau pe asta sau raman fara card. De ce oare s-a evoluat la sistemul de citire prin atingere, fara pin? Pentru ca se pregateste pasul urmator. Si acesta este implantarea cipurilor sub piele pe mana. Aceasta faza este in perioada de experiment. Sunt intreprinderi care au aplicat deja cipuri sub pielea angajatilor. Astfel, de la cardul care actioneaza prin atingere dar care se poate pierde, se lanseaza ideea microcipului implantat sub piele care lucreaza tot prin atingere. Sursa de energie a microcipului sunt microcurentii din corpul uman. Microcipul poate stoca toate informatiile legate de o persoana. De la informatiile financiare, la sanatate, calatorii si asa mai departe.

Pasapoartele cu microcip nu sunt ofensive. Microcipul contine datele personale si amprentele. Astfel putem fi identificati usor. De asemenea poza pe pasaport este facuta astfel ca sa putem fi identificati doar trecand prin poarta de intrare in zona de securitate la aeroport. Cititorul de imagine transmite datele la microcipul de pe pasaport si datele se sincronizeaza. Asadar pasapoartele cu microcip nu sunt cele despre care vorbeste Biblia. Ele sunt doar cai pregatitoare.

Repet: pasapoartele, cardurile bancare, cardurile de sanatate, cardurile de identitate, sunt instrumente de colectare a informatiilor despre noi. Dar ele, aceste instrumente, NU ne afecteaza relatia noastra individuala cu Dumnezeu. Le avem. Le folosim. Ceea ce trebuie sa stim ACUM este faptul ca se practica in unele institutii din alte tari implantarea de microcipuri la oameni, pe mana. Cei ce vor trai sa ajunga vremea ca acele microcipuri sa fie implantate pe scara larga, sa stie clar ca trebuie sa refuze categoric implantarea. Pentru ca acele microcipuri vor putea coordona creierul persoanelor care le au.

Dar Biserica va fi rapita inainte de a se ajunge la implantarea microcipului la nivel global si obligatoriu.

Asadar toate lucrurilee sunt verificate si pregatite. Vor functiona. De ce sunt asa de sigura? Pentru ca asa scrie in Biblie.

Apocalipsa 13:16 – 18

Si a facut ca toti, mici si mari, bogati si saraci, slobozi si robi, sa primeasca un semn pe mana dreapta sau pe frunte si nimeni sa nu poata cumpara sau vinde fara sa aiba semnul acesta, adica numele fiarei sau numarul numelui ei. Aici e intelepciunea. Cine are pricepere sa socoteasca numarul fiarei. Caci este un numar de om. Si numarul ei este sase sute saizeci si sase.”

Esenta acestui pasaj este “semnul” de pe frunte sau mana vazut de apostolul Ioan acum 2.000 de ani. Este acel microcip care functioneaza pe acelasi principiu cu al cardului bancar doar ca este mult mai redus ca dimensiune. Ca e un nume de om, inventata de un om. Cifra pentru om estee 6. Cea pentru Dumnezeu este 7.

In rest va las sa ganditi si sa trageti concluzii.

Pentru crestini vin acum cu vesti bune.

Vestea cea mai buna este aceea ca Dumnezeu NU a pierdut controlul. El este Stapanul Universului si va ramane in veci. Ca dovada ca Dumnezeu e in control, toate evenimentele care se petrec acum au fost profetite acum 2.000 de ani. Profetiile sunt intelese cel mai bine atunci cand ele au loc, cand se implinesc. Atunci noi, crestinii ar trebui sa spunem: aha, despre asta scrie in Biblie. Dar pentru a intelege desfasurarea profetiilor sub ochii nostri noi trebuie sa stim ce scrie in Biblie. In special in Noul Testament.

In Apocalipsa cap.6:1-8. Il avem prezentat pe Isus, Mielul Lui Dumnezeu care rupe primele patru sigilii ale unui sul de hartie. Pe acel sul sunt scrise profetii cu privire la lucrurile care se vor desfasura catre sfarsitul vremurilor. Ne sunt prezentati patru cai de culori diferite. Fiecare culoare a calului si cei ce calareau fiecare cal in parte, aduceau nenorociri asupra Planetei Pamant. Privind la ce este scris si vazand ce se intampla in zilele noastre, cele patru sigile au fost rupte deja.

Al patrulea cal, cel galbui, purtand calaretul numit moartea, este ceea ce avem noi acum. Avem acum razboaie de tot felul, oamenii mor de foame mai mult ca oricand acum. Criza cu foamea se va accentua mai mult. Bolile care ucid. In afara de acest virus sunt multe boli care ucid un numar mare de oameni. Si mai este mentionata si moartea cauzata de animale salbatice. Avem aici inclusi si virusii. Sursa virusului care produce covid se sustine ca sunt liliecii pe care chinezii ii mananca. Chiar si virusii prelucrati in laboratoare au la origine tot animle salbatice.

Dar pana aici nu am spus nici o veste buna pentru crestini. Vestea buna urmeaza. Dupa sigiliul al patrulea urmeaza sigiliul al cincilea. Si cand acesta se rupe are loc Rapirea Bisericii.

Vestea buna este ca toate lucrurile sunt pregatite pentru marele eveniment asteptat de majoritatea crestinilor autentici, si anume Rapirea Bisericii la cer. Biserica, adica toti crestinii care cred sincer ca Isus este fiul lui Dumnezeu, ca a murit pentru pacatele noastre, ca noi toti suntem pacatosi si daca ne marturisim Lui pacatele, El ne iarta si ne da mantuirea, viata vesnica. Mai apoi trebuie sa ne dam toata silinta sa citim Noul Testament, ca sa intelegem si sa traim in concordanta cu cererile lui Isus pentru vietile noastre. Daca vom face asta vom avea parte de Rapire. Pentru ca ce va urma dupa rapire pe Pamant va fi greu de explicat si greu de trait.

Alt pasaj biblic la care doresc sa fac referire este cel din Matei 25:1-13. Pilda celor zece Fecioare.

Doresc sa accentuez ce spune Isus in contextul in care vorbeste despre zilele din urma.

Biserica va fi asemenea a zece fecioare care merg sa Il intampine pe Mire. Toate sunt frumos imbracate, aranjate, cu candele care le lumineaza drumul spre Mire. Ele au si niste vase in care au ulei care prin ardere sa le dea lumina daca drumul e intunecos si lung. Cele zece fecioare aratau la fel.. Doar ca cinci dintre ele au luat ulei in vase iar celelalte cinci nu s-au ostenit sa aiba ulei in vase. De ce? S-or fi gandit ca nu e chiar asa, ca nu e necesar, ca… se poate si fara…

Dar a venit noaptea spirituala, intunericul. Exact asa cum este acum. Era miez de noapte. Fiecare a supravietuit cu ceea ce a adunat in propria candela. Fiecare, in mod individual, a trebuit sa gaseasca drumul spre Mire la auzul chemarii Lui.

Suntem aproape de miezul noptii. Sa ne umplem candelele fiecare. Noaptea se lasa. E deja intuneric. Pandemia, izolarea, sunt conditiile optime sa adunam ulei in candele, sa gasim drumul spre Mire. Individual.

Dumnezeu a trimis mesagerul sa anunte: “Iata Mirele, Iesiti-I in intampinare!”

Cele cinci fecioare care aveau candelele si ulei in vase au pornit cu elan pe drumul luminat de candela fiecareia spre Mire.

Dar celelalte cinci aveau candelele, aveau vasele, dar le lipsea combustibilul, uleiul, energia, sursa de lumina. Au vrut sa ia de la cele ce aveau. Dar cele ce aveau sunt numite “intelepte”. Ele nu risipesc. Ele s-au pregatit si merg inainte spre Mire. Ele dau sfaturi: mergeti si cumparati de la cei ce vand. In toi de noapte, mergeti la cei ce vand.

Ce este undelemnul acela din cauza caruia fecioarele care il aveau sunt numite intelepte?

Noi mergem la Biserica din diferite motive. Majoritatea mergem sa Il simtim pe Dumnezeu, sa ascultam o predica care sa ne motiveze sa fim mai aproape de ceea ce Dumnezeu ar dori sa fim, sa ascultam un cantec care sa ne zideasca, sa ne inalte interior. Mergem sa ne intalnim cu prieteni, cu membrii din biserica, si asa mai departe. Si e bine. Altii merg la biserica din rutina. Nu se focalizeaza la Isus sau la viata lor spirituala. Si unii din noi nu o fac nici acasa si niciodata.

Ca sa ai ulei in vasul tau trebuie sa sti clar in ce directie pasesti spre Isus. Trebuie sa te intereseze cum iti traiesti viata. Sa platesti un pret: pretul de a nu iti da frau dorintelor neadmise, pretul de a nu face ce Biblia spune clar sa nu faci, fie sa obtii castiguri vremelnice, fara compromisuri, minciuni bine ticluite sa iesi bine, si cate altele. Ca sa ai ulei inseamna sa traiesti frumos si curat. Sa se vada ca tu ai lumina in tine. Si Lumina e Isus. Sa nu credeti ca o viata imorala, traita in minciuna, compromis, duplicitate, in necredinta, fara teama de Dumnezeu, va va arata drumul spre Mire in intunericul spiritual prin care trecem. Acum avem nevoie de calauzire mai mult ca oricand. Avem nevoie de Lumina si de ulei mai mult ca oricand. Altfel vom rataci, vom lua decizii gresite, ne vom pierde pe cale ireversibil.

Cele cinci fecioare intelepte au ajuns la Mire si au fost invitate cu drag inauntru. In urma lor insa s-a inchis usa. Dupa o vreme, probabil cand s-a mai luminat afara, au razbit si cele neintelepte sa ajunga la usa Mirelui. Dar Mirele le-a respins, nagand ca le cunoaste.

Dragi crestini, traim vremurile din urma. Isus ne cheama la sfintire, la pocainta. O vreme ca aceasta de har nu se va mai intoarce.

Si Duhul si Mireasa zic “Vino!” si cine aude sa zica “Vino!” si celui ce ii este sete sa vina; cine vrea sa ia apa vietii fara plata!” (Apocalipsa 22:17)

Privind acum la cele 4 peceti, la evenimentele care au loc inaintea Rapirii Bisericii: dintre toate evenimentele descrise acolo, care dintre ele nu s-a intamplat inca? Eu zic ca toate sunt in plina desfasurare.

Cristos Domnul are deja mana pusa pe pecetea a cincea: Rapirea Bisericii adevarate a lui Cristos.

Trebuie sa ne pregatim pentru ca Domnul Isus vine sa Isi ia acasa Mireasa, Biserica.

Ajuta-ne, Doamne !

Suntem in stadiul de pregatire inainte de Rapire pentru instalarea anticristului, eveniment care va avea loc dupa Rapire.

Pregatirea se face pe doua coordonate.

O coordonata, cum am scris, este coordonata electronica. Toate informatiile despre fiecare individ sunt stocate electronic.

Latura care a mai ramas si la care trebuie ca cei care pregatesc calea anticristului sa lucreze este supunerea. Dar supunerea, ca sa nu se faca cu arma in mana (cel putin in prima faza), cu arma fizica, mitraliera, pusca, supunerea se face pe alta cale si anume FRICA.

Frica de boala.

Virusul acesta, indiferent daca a fost produs de oameni sau nu, stim ca e folosit sa induca teama. Teama de a nu contacta virusul. Teama de a nu ajunge la spital. Teama de moarte. Toate acestea induc frica.

Frica determina omul sa faca lucruri pe care, in condditii normale, nu le-ar face. Ne amintim de apostolul Petru. Cand a vazut ce I se intampla lui Isus, Petru a cedat fricii: Jur, nu Il cunosc. Si cu mai putin de 24 de ore inainte de asta, Petru i-a spus lui Isus: Cu Tine merg pana la moarte.

Asadar frica este un sentiment care ne poate determina sa facem actiuni pe care in conditii normale, fara frica, nu le-am face nicidecum. Ba dimpotriva, am spune “eu niciodata nu voi face asa”. Dar cand frica intervine, le facem.

Despre vaccin. Vaccinul asta nu injecteaza microcipul. Exista acum trei tipuri de vaccin. Doua din cele trei tipuri de vaccin se joaca de-a ingineria genetica, actionand la structura genetica a celulei (la ARN). Acestea sunt experimente, tehnici pregatitoare fazei urmatoare care va fi tehnica implantarii microcipului.

Un scop nedeclarat al vaccinului este acela de a testa obedienta, supunerea omului. Sa se vada reactia omului la frica. Reactia omului la frica e ca omul face ce i se cere numai sa scape de ceea ce ii este frica.

Acestea le vad eu ca scopuri ale vaccinarilor. Pentru ca se fac cu asa o rapiditate! Nici nu asteapta un an sa vada, sa studieze, sa analizele, impact in timp, efecte secundare, etc. Nimic din asta. Si ni se dau niste statistici din care nu stiu cat sa cred. Si toate astea sa induca tema, sa determine oamenii sa se supuna.

Dupa vaccinul asta, faza urmatoare va fi implantarea microcipului cu inchinarea la anticrist.

Faptul ca eu cred sau nu intr-un sistem nu determina sistemul sa nu existe. Indiferent daca eu cred sau nu, sistemul respectiv exista.

Asadar, tot ce se intampla acum este pregatitor, are un scop, se urmareste un plan.

Ce se intampla in viata multor crestini este ca acum ne concentram mai mult pe virus si mai putin pe Cristos.

Ne concentram pe virus pentru ca s-a intamplat ca in vietile crestinilor Dumnezeu sa ingaduie ca foarte multi sa faca virusul. Multi au facut forme grave si unii au murit din cauza virusului. Din aceasta cauza poate ca unii dintre noi ne ingrijoram si ne focalizam pe problema asta a virusului, a vaccinului si asa mai departe. Dar sa nu uitam ca Dumnezeu are un plan individual cu fiecare dintre noi. Ce se intampla in viata unuia nu trebuie sa se intample si in viata altuia. Suntem indivizi, nu grupare in planul lui Dumnezeu. Cristos nu ne trateaza ca grup de oameni, nu ne da mantuirea in grup. O face individual, personal. Cristos nu ne da la toti acelasi lucru. Ne da lucruri diferite. El are un plan, stie cum raspundem fiecare la ceea ce El ingaduie in viata noastra, lucreaza in viata noastra prin tot ce lasa sa se intample.

Ceea ce vreau sa spun este ca noi trebuie sa ne concentram la Cristos. Sa ne rugam, sa ne apropiem de El. Nu sa ne concentram la ce ar fi posibil sa ni se intample. “Oare ma imbolnavesc si eu?”

Sa ne concentram la Cristos chiar daca se intampla sa facem boala. In cazul meu, Dumnezeu s-a indurat. Pentru unii Dumnezeu a avut un alt plan: sa ii ia acasa. Aia nu inseamna ca eu am fost mai buna decat ei. Ci e vorba de plan, individual, pe care Cristos il are cu fiecare dintre noi. Repet, El ne trateaza ca indivizi nu ca grupate, nu ca natiune. Pentru fiecare persoana un plan specific. Trebuie sa ne punem toata increderea in Cristos. Asta e tot ce trebuie sa facem.

Trebuie sa fim intelepti. Sa respectam niste reguli. Sa ne facem partea noastra. Dar sa fim constienti ca Isus este in control si ca nimic nu se intampla in vietile noastre fara ca El sa Isi dea acordul.

Eu trebuie sa fac ceea ce Domnul imi cere. Sa stau aproape de El, sa ma rog, sa citesc, sa traiesc o viata sfanta. O viata curata. Aproape de Domnul Isus. Asta este tot ce trebuie sa facem in anul in care am intrat.

Sloganul anului in care am intrat trebuie sa fie, (pentru a cata oara?) “POCAINTA POCAITILOR”.

Dumnezeu sa ne ajute la aceasta.

Si pacea lui Dumnezeu, care intrece orice pricepere, va va pazi inimile si gandurile in Cristos Isus.” (Filipeni 4:7)

Amin.

Va doresc un An Nou binecuvantat.

Cu drag,

Geta

PERSPECTIVES 2021

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Still valid at the beginning of the year 2022

PERSPECTIVES 2021
 I reread the meditation I posted on the blog entitled “Thoughts for 2020”.  It was January 12, 2020.
 I was looking then with concern but also with hope for the future.  I was thinking of wars that seemed imminent, of peace between Israel and the Arab states, the future of America, natural disasters.  And at the end of the gloomy lines, I came up with the solution:
 “Despite all the gloomy news, we must not be afraid, let us not panic in the face of any situation or event that is approaching or unfolding.”
 “Therefore, inner peace, prayer and sanctification should be our goals for 2020.”
 Was it valid for 2020 what I wrote in January of that year?
 Definitely YES!
 The essence of the message of that time: to get closer to God, to grow spiritually, to pray, to read the Bible, to sanctify ourselves.
 We had the full opportunity to do it in the year that ended, in “stay at home”, in isolation, in quarantine.
 The war with an unseen enemy, called the virus, is a global one.  More global than the two wars of the past which, although they were called “world wars”, did not cover all countries.  But the war on the virus has covered almost the entire planet.  A war with an unknown, invisible, evil adversary.  A war that we are still waging and taking with us in 2021 and we do not know when it will end and how.  We hope it decreases in intensity and slowly, slowly ends.  People are looking for solutions to win this war but we do not know how good and effective the solutions are.  Vaccines have been invented whose action, efficacy, impact, side effects we will find out in time.
 Another imposed method of fighting the virus is our separation from each other.  A feeling of great fear was induced, not to meet each other face to face but only virtually where possible.  In isolation.
 The impact?  Temporary reduction of the spread of the virus, internal dramas, depressions, bankruptcies.  We are very scared.
 When this war ends, some will come out strong, others weaker, more vulnerable.
 In the fight we see strongness  and weaknesses, characters, compassion, brotherhood, betrayal.  All these are seen much better in battle than in peacetime.
 I fought and I fight this war with the virus in the front line.  I had the virus but God healed me.  I understand the fear of “what could be worse” and I understand many “why?”  which we put on.
In the midst of this period of trial for all, have we come closer or further away from God?  Is it normal to be scared?  From a human point of view, we say yes.  But if we are closer to God, in His presence in prayer, and read the New Testament, then we should have the conviction that God is in control of our lives and that NOTHING happens without His consent.  If we or those we love get sick, God is in control.  He may not allow the disease, he may cure the disease, or he may let the disease end our lives.  The greatest misfortune of a man is not death but life after death.  In heaven or hell.  Because life is short.  Even if we live 100 years.  But after death we enter eternity.  Eternity means that it never ends.
 It is extremely important to live in holiness and end up in heaven with Christ.
 We are still at war with the unseen enemy.  We still have life, time and the opportunity to change our attitude, life, relationship with God and with others.  We still have the chance to ask God for forgiveness, to ask for guidance on the path of life, physical, mental and spiritual health, to become better in the family, in society.  We are left with these when all the others are over.
 We need stability, support, help, solutions.  We MUST direct our thoughts, our heart, our whole being to God.
 Let us not put our trust in any man, in government, administration, presidents, Europe, service, etc.
 Let’s focus on Jesus Christ.  He is the only one who can help us.  Help us get along.  It helps to get to heaven after all this.
 The year 2021 will be a year with challenges, trials, the struggle for survival.  It is important what methods we try to solve;  what solutions we approach.
“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
 (Matthew 16:26)
 We entered with God’s help, those who entered, in 2021. And we would like to know that 2021 will be a better year, a quieter year, a year without troubles, without problems.
 In general, 2021 will not be a better year than the year that ended, because the Bible tells us so.  Because all things go in that direction.
 On an individual level, we can have satisfactions, accomplishments and achievements, to do what we set out to do, to have health.
 But in general, things will not go well.  We must not have any illusions.
 But we must not live in fear.  Fear comes from the wicked one, the Bible says.  Fear comes from the devil.  He induces this feeling.  If we trust God we should live without fear.
 God has told us that hard times will come, that before the Rapture of the Church everyone will be tried.
 The question is: after this extremely difficult year for almost everyone, are we closer to God than in January 2020 or are we further or further away?
 God’s expectations of us are to be closer to Him.  This tribulation was left over the all world.  For both Christians and non-Christians.  Everyone is tried.  For Christians it is to get closer to God.  To test our faith.  To wake us up.  To strengthen us.  Let us grow in faith.
 For non-Christians, make them draw closer to God.  God has an individual plan for each humanbeing. 
 I have several posts from the past years in which I wrote about the fact that we are in the 7 years of tribulation we read about in the Bible.  That the seals began to break and, I was saying then, that the 4th seal is also broken.  This virus and everything that happens only confirms to me that what I wrote then comes true.
 Some aspects:
 If we have a mobile phone with us, any of our movements are tracked, our phone calls and messages are monitored.  If we have bank accounts and use bank cards, all our bank transactions are recorded.  If we want to travel abroad we are noted, monitored.  We have health cards that monitor our health, medication we are taken, how many times we go to a doctor and the results of these visits.  The control system exists and we cannot avoid it.  And this system will become more and more invasive.
 It includes the transition from physical money to electronic money, the transition from physical information, on paper, to electronic information.  All information is centralized on a computer somewhere.  It’s not like in the old days with handwritten registers, files.  Our identity with all the information is on the microchip on the card.  I can’t take medication without accessing the computer with all the information about me.  Access is made by card or by a unique number by which I am identified.  When these were introduced we were told that it is good that way, that it is easier for US.
 The financial part is more and more electronic.  All the money goes into the account that I access with the card.
 The shops are closing.  We shop online.  Electronic.
 Everything is reduced from physical to electronic.
Shopping, health, transportation, all electronic.
 All information about us is centralized, stored in one place where each slice (bank, health, passports), can go and get the information thry want.  Looking at the evolution of the banking system, at first I went to the bank counter and there we took out the money to shop, to pay taxes. We also received salaries in hand at the beginning.  Then, the bank card and the obligation for the salary to enter the bank account were invented.  We use codes or pins to access our money.  The system of cards that no longer need a pin has been introduced.  We just touch a card reader with the card and pay what we want.  When I picked up my last card I asked if I could choose to have an old type card, only with a pin.  I was told they weren’t done anymore.  I’ll take this or run out of cards.  Why has it evolved into the touchless, pinless reading system?  Because the next step is being prepared.  And this is the implantation of the chips under the skin on the hand.  This phase is during the experiment.  There are companies that have already applied chips under the skin of employees.  Thus, from the card that acts by touch but can be lost, the idea of ​​the microchip implanted under the skin that also works by touch is launched.  The energy source of the microchip is the microcurrents in the human body.  The microchip can store all the information about a person.  From financial information, to health, travel and so on.
 Microchip passports are not offensive.  The microchip contains personal data and fingerprints.  Thus we can be easily identified.  Also, the picture on the passport is made so that we can be identified only by going through the entrance gate in the security area at the airport.  The image reader transmits the data to the microchip on the passport and the data is synchronized.  So microchip passports are not what the Bible is talking about.  They are just preparatory paths.
 I repeat: passports, bank cards, health cards, identity cards, are tools for collecting information about us.  But they, these tools, do NOT affect our individual relationship with God.  We have them.  We use them.  What we need to know NOW is the fact that in some institutions in other countries the implantation of microchips in humans is practiced on the hand.  Those who will live in time for those microchips to be implanted on a large scale, should know clearly that they must categorically refuse implantation.  Because those microchips will be able to coordinate the brains of the people who have them.
 But the Rapture of the Church will be  before the microchip is implanted globally and compulsorily.
 So all things are checked and prepared.  They will work.  Why am I so sure?  Because that’s what the Bible says.
 Revelation 13: 16. “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
 The essence of this passage is the “sign” on the forehead or hand seen by the apostle John 2,000 years ago.  It is that microchip that works on the same principle as the bank card, but it is much smaller in size.  That it’s a human name, invented by a human being.  The number for man is 6. The one for God is 7.
 Otherwise, I leave you to think and draw conclusions.
 For Christians, I now come with good news.
 The best news is that God has NOT lost control.  He is the Master of the Universe and will remain forever.  As proof that God is in control, all the events that are happening now were prophesied 2,000 years ago.  Prophecies are best understood when they occur, when they are fulfilled.  Then we Christians should say: aha, that’s what the Bible says about.  But to understand the unfolding of prophecy before our eyes, we need to know what the Bible says.  Especially in the New Testament.
 In Revelation chapters 6: 1-8.  We have presented Jesus, the Lamb of God who breaks the first four seals of a roll of paper.  On that scroll are written prophecies about things that will unfold toward the end of time.  We are presented with four horses of different colors.  Each color of the horse and those who rode each horse separately, brought misfortune to Planet Earth.  Looking at what is written and seeing what is happening today, the four seals have already been broken.
 The fourth horse, the yellow one, carrying the rider called death, is what we have now.  We now have wars of all kinds, people are starving more than ever now.  The hunger crisis will worsen.  Diseases that kill.  Apart from this virus there are many diseases that kill a large number of people.  And the death caused by wild animals is also mentioned.  We also include viruses here.  The source of the virus that produces covid is said to be the bats that the Chinese eat.  Even the viruses processed in the laboratories also originate from wild animals.
 But so far I have not said any good news for Christians.  The good news is coming.  The fourth seal is followed by the fifth seal.  And when it breaks, the Rapture of the Church willtake place.
 The good news is that all things are ready for the great event awaited by most true Christians, namely the Rapture of the Church to heaven.  The Church, that is, all Christians who sincerely believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He died for our sins, that we are all sinners, and that if we confess our sins to Him, He forgives us and gives us salvation, eternal life.  Then we must do our best to read the New Testament, to understand and live in accordance with Jesus’ requests for our lives.  If we do that we will have part of the Rapture.  Because what will follow after the Rapture on Earth will be difficult to explain and difficult to live.
 Another biblical passage I want to refer to is Matthew 25: 1-13.  The parable of the ten Virgins.
 I want to emphasize what Jesus says in the context in which he speaks of the last days.
 The church will be like ten virgins who go to meet the Bridegroom.  All are beautifully dressed, arranged, with candles that light their way to the Bridegroom.  They also have some vessels in which they have oil that by burning will give them light if the road is dark and long.  The ten virgins looked the same. Only five of them took oil in pots and the other five did not bother to have oil in pots.  Why?  They would have thought that it is ok how they are, that it is not necessary, that it is possible without…
 But the spiritual night came, the darkness.  Exactly as it is now.  It was midnight.  Each survived with what they gathered in their own candle.  Each one, individually, had to find her way to the Bridegroom at the sound of His call.
 It’s close to midnight.  Let’s fill our candles each of us.  Night falls.  It’s already dark.  Pandemic, isolation, are the optimal conditions to collect oil in candles, to find the way to the Bridegroom.  Individually.
 God sent the messenger to announce, “Behold the Bridegroom, go out to meet him!”
 The five virgins who had the candles and oil in the vessels set off eagerly on the road lit by each candle to the Bridegroom.
 But the other five had candles, they had vessels, but they lacked fuel, oil, energy, light source.  They wanted to take from those who had.  But what they are called “wise.”  They do not waste.  They are prepared and are moving forward towards the Bridegroom.  They give advice: go and buy from those who sell.  In the middle of the night, go to those who sell oil.
 What is the reason of which the virgins who had oil are called wise?
We go to church for various reasons.  Most of us go to feel God, to listen to a sermon that motivates us to be closer to what God would like us to be, to listen to a song that builds us, to elevate us inside.  We go to meet friends, church members, and so on.  And it’s ok.  Others go to church routinely.  They do not focus on Jesus or their spiritual life.  And some of us don’t do it at home or ever.
 In order to have oil in your vessel, we must know clearly in which direction we are going towards Jesus.  We need to be interested in how we live our life.  To pay a price: the price of not curbing unadmitted desires, the price of not doing what the Bible clearly says not to do, or to get temporary gains, without compromises, well-crafted lies to get well, and many others.  To have oil means to live beautifully and cleanly the way Jesuswantsus to live.  Let it be seen that we have light in us. The Light of Jesus.  Do not believe that an immoral life, lived in lies, compromise, duplicity, in unbelief, without fear of God, will show you the way to the Bridegroom in the spiritual darkness we go through.  Now we need guidance more than ever.  We need Light and oil more than ever.  Otherwise we will get lost, we will make wrong decisions, we will get lost irreversibly.
 The five wise virgins reached the Bridegroom and were warmly invited inside.  Behind them, the door was closed.  After a while, probably when it was light outside, the unwise ones broke through to reach the Groom’s door.  But the Bridegroom rejected them, pretending He doesn’t know them.
 Dear Christians, we live in the last days.  Jesus calls us to sanctification, to repentance. This is the time of grace which will not return.
 “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17)
 Looking now at the 4 seals, at the events that take place before the Rapture of the Church: of all the events described there, which of them has not happened yet?  I say that everything is in full swing.
 Christ The Lord already has His hand on the fifth seal: The Rapture of the True Church of Christ.
 We must prepare because the Lord Jesus is coming to take home His Bride, the Church.
 Help us, Lord!
 We are in the stage of preparation before the Rapture for the installation of the antichrist, an event that will take place after the Rapture.
 The preparation is done on two coordinates.
 A coordinate, as I wrote, is the electronic coordinate.  All information about each individual is stored electronically.
 The remaining side on which those who prepare the way of the antichrist must work is obedience.  But the submission, so as not to be done with a weapon in hand (at least in the first phase), with a physical weapon, machine gun, rifle, the submission is done in another way, namely FEAR.
 Fear of illness.
 This virus, whether it was produced by humans or not, we know is used to induce fear.  Fear of not contacting the virus.  Fear of not getting to the hospital.  Fear of death.  All this induces fear.
 Fear causes a person to do things that, under normal conditions, he would not do.  We remember the apostle Peter.  When he saw what was happening to Jesus, Peter gave in to fear: “I swear, I do not know Him”.  And less than 24 hours before that, Peter said to Jesus, “I go with you to death.”
 So, fear is a feeling that can cause us to do actions that under normal conditions, without fear, we would not do at all.  On the contrary, I would say, “I will never do that.”  But when fear comes, we do it.
 About the vaccine.  This vaccine does not inject the microchip.  There are now three types of vaccine.  Two of the three types of vaccine are genetically engineered, acting on the genetic structure of the cell (RNA).  These are experiments, techniques preparing for the next phase which will be the microchip implantation technique.
 An undeclared purpose of the vaccine is to test obedience, human obedience.  To see the human reaction to fear.  Man’s reaction to fear is that man does what he is asked to do to get rid of what he is afraid of.
 I see these as the purposes of vaccinations.  Because they are made so quickly! They don’t even wait a year to see, study, analyze, impact over time, side effects, etc.  None of this.  And we are given some statistics that I do not know how to believe.  And all this to induce fear, to make people obey.
 After this vaccine, the next step will be to implant the microchip with antichrist worship.
 Whether or not I believe in a system does not make the system non-existent.  Whether I believe it or not, that system exists.
 So, everything that is happening now is preparatory, it has a purpose, a plan is being pursued.
 What is happening in the lives of many Christians is that we are now focusing more on the virus and less on Christ.
 We focus on the virus because what was happened in the lives of Christians God allows many to make the virus.  Many have taken serious forms and some have died from the virus.  Because of this, some of us may be worried and focus on the virus, the vaccine, and so on.  But let us not forget that God has an individual plan with each of us.  What happens in one’s life does not have to happen in another’s life.  We are individuals, not groups in God’s plan.  Christ does not treat us as a group of people, he does not give us salvation in a group.  He does it individually, personally.  Christ does not give us all the same thing.  It gives us different things.  He has a plan, He knows how each of us respond to what He allows in our lives, He works in our lives through everything He lets happening.
 What I mean is that we need to focus on Christ.  Let’s pray, let’s get closer to Him.  Let’s not focus on what might happen to us.  “Am I getting sick too?”
 Let’s focus on Christ even if we happen to get sick.  In my case, God was merciful.  For some, God had another plan: to take them home.  That doesn’t mean I was better than them.  It is a plan, individually, that Christ has with each of us.  I repeat, He treats us as individuals not as groups, not as nations.  A specific plan for each person.  We must put all our trust in Christ.  That’s all we have to do.
 We must be wise.  Let’s follow some rules.  Let’s do our part.  But be aware that Jesus is in control and that nothing happens in our lives without His consent.
I must do what the Lord asks me to do.  To stay close to Him, to pray, to read, to live a holy life.  A clean life.  Close to the Lord Jesus.  That’s all we have to do in the year we entered.
 The slogan of the year we entered must be, (for how many times?) “REPENTANCE OF REPENTERS”.
 May God help us with this.
 “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 4: 7)
 Amen.
 I wish you a blessed New Year.
 Love in Christ, Georgeta 

Dec 10, 2021

FROM NAZARETH TO NAZARETH

Filed under: Uncategorized — Geta @ 12:14 am

The most important verses in the New Testament, according to many theologians with whom I completely agree, are John 3:16 and Romans 8:28.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

Why do I say these verses are the most important in the New Testament?

Because the former speaks of God’s plan for our salvation and the latter of God’s plan for our walk with Him and our sanctification as saved by Him.

Many times we go through very difficult moments in life and we do not understand the purpose of suffering, of trials. Many times we do not understand and it seems to us that God does not understand us and is late in helping us. Or maybe he abandoned us.

Why does God allow trials and suffering?

The simple answer, but harder to understand and accept when we are down in the valley of our sufferings, is in Romans 8:28. That is the key to understanding.

But our understanding is limited and we do not see the whole picture of our life, from birth to death. To see this picture, we must rise above it, move out of it. But when that happens, we will already be with Christ. With Him we will look at the picture of our lives and understand all our “whys” said on earth.

But we need answers and solutions while we are here on earth. And we need encouragement and certainty.

As we approach Christmas, when we celebrate the coming of the Lord Jesus on earth, I thought about the birth of Jesus and then the trials that his parents and He went through in the first years after His birth.

The angel appeared to Mary and announced that from that moment she was pregnant, being overshadowed by the Power of the Most High, and would be filled with the Holy Spirit.

We could say that the time chosen by God was not the happiest for Mary, because a large census of the population was to be ordered and Mary and Joseph had to go to Bethlehem to register.

Mary was pregnant in the last month when she and Joseph had to go to Bethlehem from Nazareth, where they lived.

Why did God choose that moment for Jesus’ birth? Why couldn’t He wait for Jesus to be born and then go to Bethlehem?

Because the Old Testament prophecies that He was to be born in Bethlehem were to be fulfilled. Because God’s plan was to be fulfilled.

The road from Nazareth to Bethlehem was very difficult for Mary.

When they arrived in Bethlehem, they were not allowed to stay in any inn. Mary’s condition probably contributed to this. The place where she was to give birth then had to go through the cleansing ritual required by the Law given through Moses. No innkeeper wanted to go through this. But in the stable it was possible. It was different.

Why did God allow Him, Christ, the Son of God, to be born, to come into our world in a stable? Have a manger as a cot?

Because the first to know that the long-awaited Messiah was born were the shepherds, the owners of the stable.

There was also a prophetic message: He, Jesus, would become the Shepherd of the sheep that would follow Him, that is, we who believe in Him.

After Maria’s cleaning period, a place was found in the house, at the inn. There God was to send the wise men of the east, to worship the Newborn, King of the Jews.

After miraculously announcing the shepherds in the field through the angels, it was time for everyone to know about the birth of the King, the Messiah.

Then the wise men of the east saw the star, and went, guided by the star, to Jerusalem, to the royal palace, to ask Herod where the new King was, the One who had just been born.

The royal house is upset and looking for the answer. It comes from the most important scholars: Bethlehem. That is how it is prophesied.

Encouraged by Herod, the wise men continue on their way to Bethlehem. The star leads them to the house where Jesus and His parents are.

The wise men did not come empty-handed, but with precious gifts: gold, incense, and myrrh. We do not know how much of each of these gifts, but we know that they were all valuable.

I wonder: why did the Magi have to go through Jerusalem on their way to Bethlehem? Couldn’t the star guide them directly to Bethlehem? Yes, it could. But the royal house in Jerusalem and all of Jerusalem needed to know that the long-awaited Messiah was born.

Why did the wise men bring very valuable gifts to Jesus’ parents?

Because their income was modest and persecution followed. The angel tells them to go to Egypt because Herod has decided to kill Jesus. Mary, Joseph, and Jesus fled to Egypt. With the gifts from the wise men they had financial resources for the journey and for everything necessary for daily living.

After their departure from Bethlehem, great mourning followed: Herod ordered all the boys under the age of two to be killed. Great mourning in Bethlehem.

The prophecies were being fulfilled and the news of the birth of the Messiah was spreading.

After Herod’s death, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus returned to Nazareth.

From Nazareth to Nazareth, a long and difficult road. A path set by God and prophesied in the Old Testament.

What did Mary and Joseph understand from this long and difficult journey?

What did those who crossed paths with them understand on the road: the shepherds, the innkeeper, the wise men. the royal house, Herod, the scribes, the priests, and many others?

I don’t think they understood much then. Maybe looking back, years later, they understood something.

Looking now at what happened then, we know that God had a well-established plan, clear, effective methods, and testimonies. The event of Jesus’ birth was to be highlighted to the poor, the rich, the religious world, and outside of Israel. And so it was.

Let’s look at us now.

In our lives, as long as we are saved, we are called according to God’s plan and then all the things that happen to us, through all the situations we go through, through troubles, sufferings, joys, all these work for our good. A good that we probably do not understand but that follows a perfect plan, developed by God, for the life of each of us.

So it was with Jesus’ parents: they were hard years with trials and tribulations, but God gave them all the resources. God’s plan was perfect: to form two parents ready to educate and raise the long-awaited Son of God: the Messiah, the Redeemer.

It is the same for us: God trains us to be ready, to be worthy, ready to meet the Messiah, Christ, Jesus, whose coming into our world 2000 years ago we celebrate in a few days.

Let us be encouraged that as long as we love God and walk the path shown by Jesus, everything that happens in our lives will happen for our own good. And, above all, He, Jesus, is with us every moment, guiding us and caring for us. He gives us the resources we need to move on to the end and prepares us for a path towards Him, a path to His place in heaven.

May God bless us all with love for Him and obedience to His Word.

I wish you with all my heart a blessed Christmas with Jesus in you heart!

With love,

Georgeta

Dec 9, 2021

DE LA NAZARET LA NAZARET

Filed under: Uncategorized — Geta @ 11:28 pm

DE LA NAZARET LA NAZARET

Cele mai importante versete din Noul Testament, conform multor teologi cu care sunt complet de acord, sunt: Ioan 3:16 si Romani 8:28.

Ioan 3:16

Fiindca atat de mult a iubit Dumnezeu lumea, ca a dat pe singurul Lui Fiu, pentru ca oricine crede in El sa nu piara, ci sa aiba viata vesnica.”

Romani 8:28

De alta parte stim ca toate lucrurile lucreaza impreuna spre binele celor ce iubesc pe Dumnezeu, si anume spre binele celor ce sunt chemati dupa planul Sau.”

De ce spun ca aceste versete sunt cele mai importante din Noul Testament?

Pentru ca primul vorbeste despre planul lui Dumnezeu pentru mantuirea noastra iar cel de-al doilea despre planul lui Dumnezeu pentru umblarea noastra cu El si sfintirea noastra ca mantuiti de El.

De multe ori trecem prin momente foarte dificile in viata si nu intelegem rostul suferintelor, al incercarilor. De multe ori nu intelegem si ni se pare ca Dumnezeu nu ne intelege si intarzie sa ne ajute. Sau poate ca ne-a parasit.

De ce ingaduie Dumnezeu incercarile si suferinta?

Raspunsul simplu, dar mai greu de inteles si acceptat atunci cand suntem jos, in valea suferintelor noastre, este in Romani 8:28. Acolo este cheia intelegerii.

Dar intelegerea noastra este limitata si nu vedem intreg tabloul vietii noastre, de la nastere pana la moarte. Ca sa vedem acest tablou, trebuie sa ne ridicam deasupra lui, sa ne departam de el, sa iesim din el. Dar cand se va intampla asta, vom fi deja cu Cristos. Cu El vom privi tabloul vietii noastre si vom intelege toate “de ce”-urile noastre spuse pe pamant.

Dar noi aveem nevoie de raspunsuri si solutii cat timp mai suntem aici, pe pamant. Si avem nevoie de incurajari si de certitudini.

Apropiindu-ne de Craciun, cand sarbatorim venirea Domnului Isus pe pamaant, “Sa Se nasca si sa creasca, sa ne mantuiasca.” (Colindul “O, ce veste minunata”), m-am gandit la nasterea lui Isus si apoi la incercarile prin care parintii Lui si El au trecut in primii ani de la nasterea Lui.

Ingerul s-a aratat Mariei si a anuntat-o ca din momentul acela este insarcinata, fiind umbrita de Puterea Celui Preainalt si va fi umpluta de Duhul Sfant.

Noi am putea zice ca momentrul ales de Dumnezeu nu a fost cel mai fericit pentru Maria, deoarece urma sa se dea ordin sa se faca un mare recensamant al populatiei si Maria si Iosif trebuiau sa mearga la Betleem sa se inscrie.

Maria era gravida in ultima luna cand ea si Iosif trebuiau sa plece la Betleem din Nazaret, unde locuiau.

De ce a ales chiar atunci Dumnezeu momentul nasterii lui Isus? De ce nu putea sa mai astepte ca Isus sa se nasca si apoi sa plece la Betleem?

Pentru ca trebuiau sa se implineasca profetiile din Vechiul Testament care au spus ca El se va naste la Betleem. Pentru ca trebuia sa se implineasca planul lui Dumnezeu.

Drumul de la Nazaret la Betleem a fost foarte greu pentru Maria.

Ajunsi la Betleem nu au fost primiti sa stea in nici un han. Probabil ca starea Mariei a contribuit la asta. Locul in care ea trebuia sa nasca trebuia apoi sa treaca prin ritualul curatirii cerut de Legea data prin Moise. Nici un hangiu nu a dorit sa treaca prin asta. Dar in staul, intr-un grajd, se putea. Era altfel.

De ce a ingaduit Dumnezeu ca El, Cristosul, Fiul lui Dumnezeu, sa se nasca, sa vina in lumea noastra intr-un staul? Sa aiba ca patut o iesle?

Pentru ca primii care aveau sa afle ca Mesia Cel mult asteptat S-a nascut, erau pastorii, proprietarii staulului.

Era si un mesaj profetic: El, Isus, avea sa devina Pastorul oilor care aveau sa Il urmeze, adica noi, cei care credem in El.

Dupa perioada de curatire a Mariei s-a gasit loc si in casa, la han. Acolo Dumnezeu urma sa trimita inteleptii de la rasarit, magii, sa se inchine noului nascut, Imparat al iudeilor.

Dupa ce ii instiintase in mod miraculos, prin ingeri, pe pastorii de pe camp, era momentul ca toata lumea sa afle de nasterea Imparatului, Mesia.

Atunci magii de la rasarit au vazut steaua si au pleacat, condusi de stea, la Ierusalim, la palatul regal, sa il intrebe pe Irod unde este noul Imparat, Cel ce abea S-a nascut.

Casa regala se tulbura si cauta raspunsul. Acesta vine de la carturarii cei mai de seama: la Betleem. Ca asa este profetit.

Incurajati de Irod, magii isi continua drumul spre Betleem. Steaua ii calauzeste pana la casa unde se afla Isus si parintii Lui.

Magii nu au venit cu mainile goale, ci cu daruri pretioase: aur, tamaie si smirna. Nu stim cat de mult din fiecare din aceste daruri, dar stim ca toate erau valoroase.

Ma intreb: de ce a trebuit ca magii sa treaca pe la Ierusalim in drumul lor spre Betleem? Nu putea steaua sa ii calauzeasca direct la Betleem? Ba da, putea. Dar trebuia ca si casa regala de la Ierusalim si tot Ierusalimul sa afle ca Mesia Cel mult asteptat S-a nascut.

De ce au adus magii daruri foarte valoroase parintilor lui Isus?

Pentru ca veniturile lor erau modeste si urma prigoana. Ingerul le spune sa plece in Egipt pentru ca Irod a hotarat sa Il omoare pe Isus. Maria, Iosif si Isus au fugit in Egipt. Cu darurile de la magi aveau resurse financiare pentru drum si pentru toate cele necesare traiului zilnic.

Dupa plecarea lor din Betreem a urmat jalea mare: Irod a ordonat sa fie omorati toti baietii mai mici de doi ani. Jale mare in Betleem.

Profetiile se implineau si vestea nasterii lui Mesia se raspandea.

Dupa moartea lui Irod, Maria, Iosif si Isus s-au intors la Nazaret.

De la Nazaret la Nazaret, un drum lung si greu. Un drum hotarat de Dumnezeu si profetit in Vechiul Testament.

Ce au inteles Maria si Iosif din acest drum lung si anevoios?

Ce au inteles cei ce s-au intersectat cu ei pe portiuni de drum: pastorii, hangiul, magii, casa regala, Irod, carturarii, preotii si multi altii ?

Nu cred ca au inteles imediat atunci foarte mult. Poate ca privind in urma, peste ani, au inteles cate ceva.

Privind acum, astazi, la ceea ce s-a intamplat atunci, stim ca Dumnezeu avea un plan bine stabilit, metode clare si eficiente si marturii de adus. Evenimentul nasterii lui Isus trebuia evidentiat la saraci, la bogati, la toata lumea religioasa si in afara Israelului. Si asa a fost.

Sa privim la noi acum.

In vietile noastre, cat timp suntem mantuiti, suntem chemati dupa planul lui Dumnezeu si atunci toate lucrurile care ni se intampla, prin toate situatiile prin care trecem, prin necazuri, suferinte, bucurii, toate acestea lucreaza spre binele nostru. Un bine pe care probabil nu il intelegem dar care urmeaza un plan desavarsit, pus la punct de Dumnezeu, pentru viata fiecaruia dintre noi.

Asa a fost cu parintii lui Isus: au fost ani grei cu incercari si provocari dar Dumnezeu a dat toate resursele. Planul lui Dumnezeu era desavarsit: sa formeze doi parinti pregatiti sa educe si sa creasca pe Fiul lui Dumnezeu Cel mult asteptat: Mesia, Rascumparatorul.

La fel e si pentru noi: Dumnezeu ne formeaza sa fim gata, sa fim vrednici, pregatiti sa ne intalnim cu Mesia, Cristosul, Isus, a carui venire in lumea noastra acum 2000 de ani o sarbatorim peste cateva zile.

Sa fim incurajati ca, atata timp cat Il iubim pe Dumnezeu si calatorim pe calea aratata de Isus, tot ce se intampla in vietile noastre se intampla spre binele nostru. Si, mai presus de toate, El, Isus, este cu noi in fiecare clipa, ne calauzeste si ne poarta de grija. El ne da resursele necesare sa mergem mai departe, pana la capat si ne pregateste calea spre El si locul cu El in cer.

Dumnezeu sa ne binecuvanteze pe toti cu dragoste de El si cu ascultaree de Cuvantul Sau.

Va doresc din tot sufletul un Craciun binecuvantat cu Isus in inima!

Cu drag,

Geta

Oct 31, 2021

Protestant Reformation and the Saving Faith (blog post published in Romanian on October 27, 2017)

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We are approaching the day of October 31, the day on which 500 years have passed since the beginning of the great Reformation inside the Catholic Church, the Reformation initiated by Martin Luther: the Protestant Reformation.

Martin Luther, while translating the Bible into German, was deeply marked, translating Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, by what Paul wrote about salvation, the salvation of the human soul, salvation that is obtained only through faith. The passage that marked Luther was from the Letter to Romans 3: 21-30

One of the most significant achievements of the Reformation is the return to the biblical message that salvation, salvation of the soul from the consequences of sins, is received only through faith in Jesus Christ. Not through the payment of so-called “indulgences,” that is, donations made to the church, donations which solves the problem of a person’s sins; delete sins from the list of that person’s lifetime sins.

The tragedy is that there are still many today who believe that if they give money to the church, if they pay tithing and make donations, God closes one eye so that He does not see all the misery of their lives. And instead of making changes in life, they bribe God with some money. Extremely sad!

From the statement that salvation is obtained only through faith, many wrong theories have emerged.

Salvation, yes, is received only by faith, by every individual who believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who came to earth to give Himself as a Sacrifice for the sins of each of us. Thus, if we believe this, if we believe that we are sinners and that He died as a sacrifice for our sins, we receive in return, as a result of our faith, the salvation of the soul, the salvation of our soul from sin, hell, and our transfer to heaven, in the presence of God. These consequences are for an eternity. For our eternal life.

Faith means trust, conviction, about things and situations that we do not see but we KNOW that they exist and we know that they will take place.

In the first verse of Hebrews chapter 11 we have the definition of faith: “Now faith is the substance of the things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (NKJV translation)

The mistake that some distinguished theologians and preachers have made and still makes is that in order to reach heaven, to be saved, it is enough to believe on an intellectual level. Nothing else matters. You can do what you want, you can live as you want, because salvation is only by faith. And they quote Luther.

But Luther did not say that you can live as you wish. He said that indulgences, money given to the church, do not blot out your sins, do not secure your heaven, do not move you in the presence of God. Faith in Christ does that. We are saved only by faith in Jesus Christ.

That is: the only door to salvation in the Kingdom of God is faith in Jesus Christ.

But after I crossed that threshold, after I walked in that door?

Then my status changes completely. I am entering another country, where there are other laws. And the next step is to start learning the laws of the country I entered and respect them. Laws are not necessarily restrictive. They are a guide to live easily and freely in the new country.

Coming from Romania to Great Britain I had to quickly learn some basic things to live here. In order to avoid disaster, hospital or cemetery, I had to learn that cars do NOT drive on the right side of the road, as in Romania, but on the left. It’s a law in the UK and I have to abide by it, regardless of my opinion or my past experience. In order to move freely, without problems, I had to learn and apply the new traffic law in the country where I live. I bought the Traffic Law and drove for a few hours with an instructor.

Is the traffic law restrictive? Not. The law gives me the freedom to drive without problems. If I refuse to apply it, I don’t survive long. If I aspire to drive according to my law in Romania, I end badly. And if I don’t die, they’ll kick me out of the country. I have to adopt the new law of the country I entered. To have the right to stay in it.

So it is with salvation: I receive it ONLY through FAITH in Jesus Christ. But once I am saved, I must live by other laws if I want to be free, to live, and not be expelled from salvation. Just as I can be expelled from Britain, I can be expelled from salvation.

Then what keeps me in salvation? Doesn’t do it my faith in Jesus? Yes. Faith keeps me, but faith in action, ACTIVE FAITH. This is the saving faith. It is faith that PRODUCES deeds, attitudes, thoughts, words. A living faith that I prove by my deeds. My deeds are the CONSEQUENCE of my salvation. NOT my deeds, however wonderful they may be, give me salvation. The facts do not save my soul. They must be a consequence of my soul already saved by faith.

The letter of James explains this in James 2: 17-20: “Thus also faith by itself, if it doesnot have works, is dead. But someone will say, ‘You have faith and I have works.’ Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe – and tremble ! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?” (NKJV)

Unfortunately, they are among the so-called Christians today who claim that our lives, our deeds, are not so important, that God is Good and He understands our situation. And many forget that, yes, God is Good and is Love, but the Bible also tells us that He is Holy and a consuming Fire. And He also tells us that we cannot present ourselves before Him if we are not holy. That we will die on the spot. The requirement of holiness is addressed ONLY to those who have already received salvation through faith in Christ.

Therefore, God requires us to be holy, just as He is holy. (Peter’s first letter 1: 15-16)

But what does it mean to be holy? Holy means to be set aside for God, to serve Him. It means giving up what God considers unacceptable by His standards and embracing what God considers acceptable or desirable by His standards.

There are many Christians today, even preachers, pastors, priests, theologians, who plead for a life in which many things are tolerated that in the vision of God presented in the Bible, are unacceptable. And they not only tolerate them, but sometimes they even encourages others to do them.

The desire for power at any cost, the love of money and their acquisition at any cost, even stealing, lying, cheating; and the great plague of the century, sex. Sex outside of marriage, pornography, masturbation, homosexuality, sex change or sexual identity. In a society where men are considered superior to women, there sexual abuse is even more common.

This week I attended a course related to my job. Among other things, there was talk of a pyramid of human needs. And at the base of this pyramid were put the human needs, needs without which man cannot survive. And these were: breathing, water, food, sleep, going to the toilet and having sex. I objected that man can live without having sex. It is a necessity for humanity, otherwise we would disappear, but it is not a basic need to survive as an individual. I was ridiculed by everyone in the room and I was told that; “you can’t live without having sex.” I said it is possible. They all laughed at me. I KNOW it’s possible to live without sexual activity.

While studying at a Theological Institute, one of the subjects taught was “Spiritual Counseling.” I really liked the course. It was very useful to me and it still is.

One of the principles of counseling for as to follow: It is preferable for men to counsel men and women to counsel women. But if a man advises a woman, it is MANDATORY to do it in a room where the door has a transparent window, so that anyone outside can see what is happening in the room. It is not allowed for the two to sit very close to each other and it is not allowed for them to touch eachother. Not at all.

Many today say it’s a “nonsense” theory. It’s definitely not a crazy theory!

Many spiritual counselors ended up in bed with the person they are counselling. About 60-70% of Christians, pastors, priests, are or have been engaged in pornography on the Internet. The statistics say so.

The church in general has become so much like an organization that has little to do with the Bible and God. Therefore, meditating on the Reformation initiated by Luther 500 years ago should challenge us to a new reformation of the Church today. Returning to the teachings of the Bible and the saving faith is the ONLY solution. The topic of faith is the main vein of the New Testament.

Today, every Christian who wants to be saved should look in the mirror of the soul and see, through the prism of the Bible, how he/she is in reality. And then to re-enter the process of sanctification. It’s own sanctification. If, after looking at ourselves in the mirror, we consider that we have nothing to “sanctify”, to clean in us, then we look in a mirror that deforms.

Let’s not look at people, no matter who they are, to make models of life out of them. And this so that we are not disappointed by their falls and so that we do not follow their ways if they are wrong.

Let’s read the Bible and pray that God will show us the deep meaning of the words written there.

There is no time for intrigue, disputes, divisions, the pursuit of power, wealth, inadmissible pleasures. It is time to turn completely to God through faith in Christ.

We live in very difficult times both globally and individually. In order to resist and remain holy Christians, we must apply Bible principles in our lives. We must fight a constant battle with ourselves and with the pressure of the times in which we live in. THE BELIEF that Jesus died for me and that HE is committed to providing me with everything I need, not necessarily everything I want, must hold us back and help us stand up to the pressures of the society in which we live. Are we ridiculed because we are holy? Jesus was ridiculed. We will live in this world just for a while.

Are we in extreme situations, where we don’t think we will resist longer and everything seems hopeless? There comes the belief that He, Jesus, will make a way, He will intervene, He will not leave us. The solution in moments of maximum pressure is NOT to come out at any cost, even sinning. The solution is faith to the end that He, Jesus will intervene. In His time and by His methods.

I repeat over and over again: to rededicate our lives to Jesus, to fill our minds with the New Testament, to spend time in prayer. Let us repent, we, the repentants! Repentance is the only way for us and is the only way to help others follow Jesus. Jesus is ready to come. How am I waiting for Him? But you?

May God bless us with saving faith, active faith.

With love in Christ,

Georgeta

Reforma Protestanta si Credinta care mantuie (repostare a blogului publicat in 27 octombrie 2017)

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Ne apropiem de ziua de 31 Octombrie, ziua in care se implinesc 500 de ani de la declansarea marii Reforme in sanul Bisericii Catolice, Reforma initiata de Martin Luter, Reforma Protestanta.

Martin Luter, in timp ce traducea Biblia in limba germana a fost profund marcat, traducand Epistola lui Pavel catre Romani, de ceea ce Pavel scria cu privire la mantuirea, salvarea sufletului omului, mantuire care se capata doar prin credinta. Pasajul care l-a marcat pe Luter a fost din Scrisoarea catre Romani 3:21-30

Una din cele mai semnificative realizari ale Reformei este intoarcerea la mesajul biblic care spune ca mantuirea, salvarea sufletului de consecintele pacatelor savarsite, se primeste doar prin credinta in Isus Cristos, nu prin plata unor asa numite “indulgente”, adica donatii facute bisericii, donatii care rezolva problema pacatelor unei persoane; le sterge de pe lista.

Tragedia este ca mai exista si astazi multi care cred ca daca dau bani la biserica, daca platesc zeciuiala si fac donatii, Dumnezeu mai inchide un ochi sa nu vada toata mizeria vietii lor. Si in loc sa faca schimbari in viata, Il mai mituie pe Dumnezeu cu cativa bani. Trist.

De la afirmatia ca mantuirea se capata doar prin credinta au aparut multe teorii gresite.

Mantuirea, da, se primeste doar prin credinta, de catre fiecare individ care crede ca Isus Cristos este Fiul Lui Dumnezeu, care a venit pe pamant sa Se dea ca Jertfa pentru pacatele fiecaruia dintre noi. Astfel, daca noi credem aceasta, daca credem ca suntem pacatosi si ca El a murit ca sacrificiu pentru pacatele noastre, primim in schimb, ca rezultat al credintei noastre, mantuirea sufletului, salvarea sufletului nostru din consecinta pacatului, iadul, si transferarea noastra in rai, in prezenta lui Dumnezeu. Aceste consecinte sunt pentru o eternitate. Sunt pentru vesnicie.

Credinta inseamna incredere, convingere, despre lucruri si situatii pe care nu le vedem dar STIM ca ele exista si stim ca ele vor avea loc.

In Scrisoarea catre Evrei capitolul 11 primul verset avem definitia credintei: “Credinta este o incredere neclintita in lucrurile nadajduite, o puternica incredintare despre lucrurile care nu se vad.” (traducerea Cornilescu)

Greseala pe care au facut-o si o mai fac unii distinsi teologi si predicatori e aceea ca, pentru a ajunge in cer, pentru a fi mantuit, salvat, este suficient sa crezi la nivel intelectual. Nu conteaza altceva. Poti sa faci ce vrei, poti sa traiesti cum vrei, pentru ca mantuirea este doar prin credinta. Si ei il citeaza pe Luter.

Dar Luter nu a spus ca poti sa traiesti cum vrei. El a spus ca indulgentele, banii dati la biserica, nu iti sterg pacatele, nu iti asigura raiul, nu te muta in prezenta lui Dumnezeu. Credinta in Cristos face asta. Suntem mantuiti doar prin credinta in Isus Cristos.

Adica, singura usa de intrare in mantuire, in Imparatia lui Dumnezeu, este credinta in Isus Cristos.

Dar dupa ce am trecut pragul acela, dupa ce am intrat pe usa?

Atunci statutul meu se schimba complet. Intru in o alta Tara, in care sunt alte legi. Si pasul urmator este sa ma apuc sa invat legile tarii in care am intrat si sa le respect. Legile nu sunt neaparat restrictive. Ele sunt un indrumator pentru a trai usor si liber in noua tara.

Venind din Romania in Marea Britanie a trebuit sa invat repede cateva lucruri de baza pentru a trai aici. Pentru a ma feri de dezastru, spital sau cimitir, a trebuit sa invat ca masinile NU circula pe partea dreapta a drumului, ca in Romania, ci pe stanga. E lege in Marea Britanie si trebuie sa o respect, indiferent de parerea mea sau de experienta mea din trecut. Ca sa circul liber, fara probleme, a trebuit sa invat si sa aplic noua lege a circulatiei din tara in care locuiesc. Am cumparat Legea circulatiei si am mers cateva ore cu masina cu un instructor.

Este legea circulatiei restrictiva? Nu. Legea imi da libertatea sa merg cu masina fara probleme. Daca refuz sa o aplic nu supravietuiesc prea mult. Daca ma ambitionez sa conduc dupa legea mea din Romania, sfirsesc rau. Si daca nu mor, ma vor expulza din tara. Eu trebuie sa imi insusesc noua lege a tarii in care am intrat. Ca sa am dreptul de a ramane in ea.

Asa e si cu mantuirea: o primesc DOAR prin CREDINTA in Isus Cristos. Dar odata ajunsa in mantuire, trebuie sa traiesc dupa alte legi daca vreau sa fiu libera, sa traiesc si sa nu fiu expulzata din mantuire. Asa cum pot fi expulzata din Marea Britanie, pot fi expulzata si din mantuire.

Atunci ce ma tine in mantuire? Nu ma tine credinta? Ba da. Ma tine credinta, dar credinta in actiune, CREDINTA ACTIVA. Aceasta este credinta mantuitoare. Este credinta care PRODUCE fapte, atitudini, ganduri, vorbe. O credinta vie pe care o dovedesc prin faptele mele. Faptele mele sunt CONSECINTA mantuirii mele. NU faptele mele, oricat de minunate ar fi ele, imi dau mantuirea. Faptele nu imi dau salvarea sufletului. Ele trebuie sa fie o consecinta a sufletului meu salvat deja prin credinta.

Scrisoarea lui Iacov explica aceasta Iacov 2:17-20: “Tot asa si credinta: daca n-are fapte, este moarta in ea insasi. Dar va zice cineva: ‘Tu ai credinta si eu am faptele’. ‘Arata-mi credinta ta fara fapte si eu iti voi arata credinta mea din faptele mele’.

Tu crezi ca Dumnezeu este unul si bine faci; dar si dracii cred… si se infioara! Vrei dar sa intelegi, om nesocotit, ca credinta fara fapte este zadarnica?” (traducerea Cornilescu)

Din nefericire sa afla astazi in randurile celor care se numesc crestini foarte multi care sustin ca viata noastra, faptele noastre, nu sunt chiar asa de importante, ca Dumnezeu e Bun si El ne intelege situatia. Si foarte multi uita ca, da, Dumnezeu e Bun si e Dragoste, dar Biblia ne mai spune ca El este Sfant si Foc mistuitor. Si ne mai spune ca NU ne putem prezenta in fata Lui daca nu suntem si noi sfinti. Ca vom muri pe loc. Cerinta sfinteniei se adreseaza DOAR celor care au primit deja mantuirea prin credinta in Cristos.

Asadar, Dumnezeu ne cere ca si noi sa fim sfinti, asa cum El este sfant. (Prima scrisoare a lui Petru 1:15-16)

Dar ce inseamna a fi sfant? Sfant inseamna a fi pus deoparte pentru Dumnezeu, pentru a-L sluji pe El. Inseamna a renunta la ceea ce Dumnezeu considera ne-acceptabil conform standardelor Lui si de a imbratisa ceea ce Dumnezeu considera acceptabil sau de dorit, conform standardelor Lui.

Sunt foarte multi crestini astazi, chiar predicatori, pastori, preoti, teologi, care pledeaza pentru o viata in care se tolereaza multe lucruri care in viziunea lui Dumnezeu prezentata in Biblie, sunt inacceptabile. Si nu numai ca le tolereaza, dar uneori chiar le incurajeaza.

Dorinta dupa putere cu orice pret, iubirea banilor si dobandirea lor cu orice pret, chiar furand, mintind, inseland; si marea plaga a secolului, sexul. Sexul in afara casatoriei, pornografia, masturbarea, homosexualitatea, schimbarea sexului sau identitatea sexuala. In societatea in care barbatii sunt considerati superioeri femeilor, acolo abuzurile sexuale sunt si mai frecvente.

Am fost saptamana asta la un curs legat de munca pe care o prestez aici. Printre altele s-a vorbit despre o piramida a nevoilor umane. Si la baza acestei piramide au fost puse nevoile umane, nevoi fara de care omul nu poate trai. Si astea erau: respiratia, apa, mancarea, somnul, mersul la toaleta si sexul. Eu am obiectat spunand ca omul poate trai fara a face sex. Este o necesitate pentru omenire, altfel am disparea, dar nu este o nevoie de baza pentru a supravietui ca individ. Am fost ridiculizata de toti cei din sala si mi s-a spus ca NU se poate trai fara a face sex. Am spus ca se poate. Au ras toti de mine. Eu STIU ca se poate.

Pe cand studiam la un Institut teologic, una din materiile predate a fost “Consilierea Spirutuala”. Mi-a placut foarte mult cursul. Mi-a fost de mare folos si inca imi este.

Unul din principiile consilierii spune asa: Este de preferat ca barbatii sa consilieze barbati si femeile sa consilieze femei. Daca insa un barbat consiliaza o femeie este OBLIGATORIU sa o faca intr-o incapere in care usa are un geam transparent, astfel ca oricine de afara sa poata vedea ce se intampla in incapere. Nu este admis ca cei doi sa stea foarte aproape unul de celalalt si nu este admis sa se atinga. Deloc.

Multi astazi spun ca e o teorie “aiurea”. Cu certitudine nu e o teorie aiurea!

Foarte multe consilieri spirituale au avut ca finalitate patul. Cam 60-70% din crestini, pastori, preoti, sunt sau au fost angajati in pornografie pe internet. Statisticile o spun.

Biserica in general, a ajuns asa de mult sa se asemene cu o organizatie care nu are prea mare legatura cu Biblia si cu Dumnezeu. De aceea, meditand asupra Reformei intiate de Luter acum 500 de ani ar trebui sa ne provoace la o noua reforma a Bisericii astazi. Intoarcerea la invatatura Bibliei si la Credinta mantuitoare este SINGURA solutie. Subiectul credintei este filonul principal al Noului Testament.

Astazi fiecare crestin care se vrea mantuit, ar trebui sa se uite in oglinda sufletului si sa vada, prin prisma Bibliei, cum este in realitate. Si apoi sa reintre in procesul sfintirii. A propriei sfintiri. Daca, dupa ce ne privim in oglinda, consideram ca nu avem nimic de “sfintit”, curatit in noi, atunci ne uitam in o oglinda care deformeaza.

Sa nu ne uitam la oameni, indiferent cine sunt ei, ca sa ne facem modele de viata din ei. Si asta ca sa nu fim dezamagiti de caderile lor si ca sa nu urmam caile lor daca acestea sunt gresite.

Sa citim Biblia si sa ne rugam ca Dumnezeu sa ne arate sensul profund al cuvintelor scrise acolo.

Nu mai e timp pentru intrigi, dispute, diviziuni, goana dupa putere, avere, placeri neadmise. E timpul sa ne intoarcem total catre Dumnezeu, prin credinta in Cristos.

Traim vremuri foarte grele atat pe plan planetar, cat si individual. Ca sa putem rezista si sa ramanem crestini sfinti, trebuie neaparat sa aplicam principiile Bibliei in viata noastra. Trebuie sa ducem o lupta permanenta cu noi insine si cu presiunea vremurilor in care traim. CREDINTA ca Isus a murit pentru mine si ca EL se angajeaza sa imi asigure tot ce eu am nevoie, nu neaparat tot ce eu imi doresc, trebuie sa ne tina si sa ne ajute sa stam in picioare in fata presiunilor societatii in care traim. Suntem ridiculizati pentru ca suntem sfinti? Si Isus a fost. Vom fi asa pentru putina vreme.

Suntem in situatii limita, in care nu credem ca vom rezista mai mult si totul se pare fara speranta? Acolo intervine credinta ca El, Isus va face o cale, va interveni, nu ne va lasa. Solutia in momente de presiune maxima NU este iesirea cu orice pret, chiar pacatuind. Solutia este credinta pana la sfarsit ca El, Isus va interveni. La timpul Lui si prin metodele Lui.

Repet mereu si mereu: sa ne rededicam vietile lui Isus, sa ne umplem mintea cu Noul Testament, sa petrecem timp in rugaciune. Sa ne pocaim, noi pocaitii! Pocainta pocaitilor este singura cale pentru noi si e singura metoda de a ajuta si pe altii sa Il urmeze pe Isus. Isus e gata sa vina. Cum il astept EU? Dar TU?

Dumnezeu sa ne binecuvanteze cu credinta mantuitoare, credinta activa.

Cu mult drag

Geta

Oct 20, 2021

UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE: THE TIME WE LIVE IN

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UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE: THE TIME WE LIVE IN

When it comes to major issues related to the salvation of our souls, the forgiveness of sins, the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross to wash away our sins, to receive eternal life, the New Testament is very clear, understandable to all, and no one has need theological studies or special seminars to be able to understand how he can receive salvation, salvation from sin, eternal life.

It’s simple: I believe in Jesus, in His sacrifice on the cross to wash away my sins, I accept and declare that I am a sinner and I need Jesus. My faith in Him ensures my salvation. The Holy Spirit makes His home in me and guides me in what to do, how to live from the moment of salvation. Which changes to make in my life.

The Holy Spirit and reading the Bible are the immediate methods to guide my life.

With regard to other topics that the Bible addresses, it is possible that just by reading the Bible, we cannot form a complex and correct view. And that’s because to understand the exact meaning of some statements in the New Testament we need to STUDY the Bible, not just read it. We must transcend ourselves in the first century to understand what is written in that context, historical, social, political and religious.

Jesus told many parables, and some of the disciples asked Jesus to explain the meaning of the parables because they did not understand them. And He explained them.

Someone once told me that the New Testament has certain parts that contradict others. And he gave me an example. It is written that Jesus was born in a stable. Then we are told that the wise men came to worship Jesus and entered “the house” and brought Him gifts. The conclusion of my interlocutor was that one of the options is not good: Jesus was born either in the stable or in the house. Here probably the great confusion is also given by the Christmas scenes where the wise men are presented coming with the gifts to the stable. This image does not conform to the biblical text.

Luke 2: 7 tells us about the birth of Jesus in the stable. In Matthew 2:11 we are told about the wise men who came to worship Jesus and brought Him gifts. They are distinct passages, written by different authors.

A reading of these biblical passages looks like something is wrong there. But a little study of the passages shows that the wise men saw the star at the birth of Jesus, when He was in the stable. Then they organized the jurney and set out on their camels, traveling about 1,200 kilometres to Jerusalem. Their journey lasted at least 3 months. If not more than that. During this time Jesus was already circumcised at the local synagogue and His parents lived with Him in the house. When the wise men got there, they found Jesus in the house.

What I want to emphasize is that before drawing personal conclusions about certain biblical texts, before making personal interpretations of biblical passages, it is good to study them. If we have a Bible Dictionary, a Bible Commentary, a Concordance, several translations of the Bible, it helps us. Today we have the internet where through Google we can access any information we want.

In April 2019 I wrote and published on this blog an article: “The New Testament and the cultural context”. I want to take the time to translate it in English and I recommend you to read it.

One topic I want to refer to now, along the same lines as understanding Scripture, is related to the Rapture of the Church. I want also to add something about the vaccine and the trumpets of Revelation.

The rapture of the Church and the return of Jesus to Earth are completely two different events in purpose, action, and manifestation. Jesus will come on the clouds to take the Church. He will not come on the Earth to take the Church. The Church will leave the Earth being welcomed by Jesus “in the air”.

1 Thessalonians 4:16 – 17

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”

Jesus’ return to earth will take place in a few years after the Rapture. Jesus will then come on the Earth to punish. To punish the Antichrist and all those who followed and worshiped him and to free God’s chosen people, Israel. Then there will be the great battle of Armageddon.

The New Testament texts I will first refer to are in Paul’s letters to the Christians in Thessalonica. It seems that they were very concerned about the Rapture and the return of the Lord Jesus on the Earth.

I will not reproduce the passages in full here, but I will comment on certain verses.

1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13 – 5:10

2 Thessalonians 2: 1-12.

1 Thessalonians 1:10:

And to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.”

The meaning is that Jesus will take the Church to heaven before the great tribulation, before the coming wrath.

2 Thessalonians 2: 1-2:

Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Crist had come.”

Paul is speaking here of the rapture of the Church, “our gathering together with Him,” at the “coming of the Lord.”

In verse 2 Paul speaks of “the day of Christ”

The “coming of the Lord” in verse 1 is not the same as the “day of Christ” in verse 2.

Why would the Thessalonians be “shaken” that the “day of Christ” had come? Because at that ime they were going through tribulation and persecution, and knowing that the Church shouldn’t go through the great tribulation, they believed that the Rapture had already taken place and they were left behind to go through the “Day of Christ.”

That is why Paul writes to them not to be disturbed, that the Rapture has not yet taken place. Paul then describes the events which will take place before the “Day of Christ” and NOT before the rapture of the Church. And he tells them that first will be the renunciation of the faith of those who call themselves Christians, the apostasy, and the installation of the Antichrist. Then the Temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem. (2 Thessalonians 2: 3-4).

2 Thessalonians 2:6-8:

And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His coming.”

Paul encourages them by telling them that before the mystery of lawlessness unfolds, “He who now restrains”, “will be taken out of he way.” . The one who stops the mystery of lawlessness from manifesting itself fully, is the Holy Spirit who dwells in the Christians who make up the Church. The Holy Spirit will be taken at the rapture of the Church. So the Rapture will take place before the wicked, the Antichrist, develops his forces.

The manifestation of the power of the Antichrist will be done with the support of the false prophet, a leader of an universal apostate Church, left after the Rapture.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12:

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, and lying wonders, and with unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condamned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

1 Thessalonians 5:2-9:

For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then suddendestruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.

For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.

But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.

For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Crist.”

Paul speaks of the Lord’s day, as I wrote earlier, which is different from “the coming of the Lord.”

The day of the Lord is a day of vengeance of the Lord.

The coming of the Lord is a day of liberation, when Jesus is taking the Church to heaven.

The day of the Lord comes at night, like a thief, as an unexpected destruction will come upon them and there will be no escape.

But you, because you are sons of the day, you will not get to see that night. You already will be gone. But for that, there is a condition: “let us watch and be sober.” (1 Thessalonians 5: 6)

If we arm ourselves with protection (the breastplate), with faith and love for Christ and in Christ and feed our minds (helmets) with the promises made by Christ, the hope of salvation in which we believe, God has not left for us the Day of the Lord’s wrath but our salvation through Him whom we have declared Lord of our lives, Jesus Christ.

Regarding the Rapture and the trumpet of which Paul speaks, we find in

1 Corinthians 15: 51-52:

“Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

Paul makes us understand that he was waiting for the Rapture of the Church to take place during his lifetime.

There are preachers who claim that the “last trumpet” referred to in this biblical passage is the same as the 7th trumpet in Revelation 11:15, the trumpet that is sounded during the great tribulation.

We must first know that Paul wrote 1 Corinthians during the third missionary journey, while in Ephesus in 55 AD. John wrote Revelation in 95 AD, 40 years after Paul wrote 1 Corinthians. John received the revelation of the trumpets 40 years after Paul wrote of the “last trumpet.” Therefore, Paul could not refer, for his audience to understand, to a prophecy to be told 40 years later, when neither Paul nor probably many of those who read his letter then were still alive.

But moving with our thoughts in the year 55 AD, we must understand the passage keeping in mind only the information they had then. The New Testament was not yet fully written. The gospels, the epistles, circulated, the Revelation was not written.

The information they had came from the Old Testament, from the writings of the New Testament to which they could have access, and from everyday life and the culture of the time.

The trumpet in 1 Corinthians is used in the service of God, not some other trumpets.

Paul maybe referred to the Old Testament passage in Numbers 10: 2-6.

There is talking of two trumpets here. The second (last) trumpet is sounded to gather all the people. The assembly of the whole people. If Paul was referring to this in 1 Corinthians, the message was to gather the people of God, the Church, of whom Paul was speaking. That is, the Rapture of the Church. And by no means the trumpet of Revelation, which would have suggested that the Church is going through great tribulation.

One thing I want to return to here is that the rapture of the Church to meet Jesus in the clouds is different from the return of the Lord to earth, an event that will take place at the end of the great tribulation; a return of Christ, preceded by all the disasters described in Revelation. At that time will be the assembly of the peoples at Armageddon in order to destroy the Land of Israel. At that moment will be the second coming of Jesus, followed by 1,000 years of peace on earth under Christ’s ruling.

Let’s not confuse the events and their order.

After the Rapture of the Church, all the focus of events on Earth shifts to the Jews, Israel, and Jerusalem.

Jesus will return as He left, from where He ascended to heaven. Acts 1:11: “This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” He will come for the Jews, in Jerusalem. For the Jews who, on His return, will be wholeheartedly turned “to the One who pierced Him,” to Jesus Christ. Then the nations will be in God’s sight for destruction and judgment. Israel for salvation and restoration.

A few words about the covid vaccine.

If the covid virus had spread to just one country, it would have been called an epidemic. If the vaccine had been created in that country, people would have agreed to be vaccinated, to get rid of the misfortune. This is the case with the annual flu vaccines. Nobody talks about them conspiratorially.

The problem with the pandemic is that, by definition, it is widespread in many countries. In most countries of the world. Knowing the world situation and that certain extremely rich people have their interests and their agenda, the promotion of covid vaccines has raised questions, suspicions.

Many Christians who are not very familiar with the Bible and some of them have not read the Book of Revelation at all, out of fear or lack of interest, now quote Revelation 13, saying that the vaccine is the sign on the right hand or forehead without which you cannot buy or sell. .

What they do NOT know is that the sign in Revelation 13 will be placed after the establishment of the Antichrist (the Antichrist is a PERSON, not a phenomenon or a concept). The Antichrist will ask people to worship him and receive the mark on their forehead or right hand.

I also wrote about the evolution of the microchip and, according to my understanding now, a microchip will be implanted on the right hand or forehead (not on the left hand, not on the shoulder, not on the arm or forearm). It will include all the information regarding the person and individualized information: personal numerical code (NI), bank account, NHS number, number and series on the passport, number of the driving license and all the details contained in the above documents.

None of the current vaccines have implanted any of these in people’s arms. The vaccine was neither personalized nor required to be worshiped before it was given.

Let’s understand this clearly: the vaccine has NO connection with the spiritual. It’s purely physical, in our body.

But there is in all this pandemic a preparatory factor for the next stage in human history: submission because fear to authorities.

The preparations that are being made now are: globalization, universal socialism, apostasy (is the freely renunciation of faith of many Christians), global crises and others.

In order to reach the point of worshipping before the Antichrist, there are steps to follow. It will not be an instant requirement. It is a process to get there, for people to accept willingly and and of fear.

The stage we are in now is a very advanced one. The pandemic test confirms it. Fear has proven to be the most effective method. This has been proven now.

I have said it before: when we do not open the door of the man in need, on the ground, sick, because we are afraid of being infected by him, even if we do not know that he is infected, but as a precaution that “you never know .. ”, then we successfully passed the exam of submission, the exam of fear. We have qualified for the next stage of advancing to the Antichrist.

Jesus tells us not to be afraid, as long as we have surrendered our whole life to Him and are in Him. Let us not be afraid to do good, let us not be afraid of tyrants! Let us live beautifully and do what He has commanded us because our deeds will accompany us in heaven. If we happen to get sick and leave the earth, we are sure we go to Him, the One we love and serve.

Let me be clear: I’m not saying not to use protection methods: mask, distance where possible, to test ourselves, vaccine if we think it helps us. Let’s use them where appropriate but not apologize for not doing good for fear of getting infected.

In conclusion, I urge you to read the Bible, especially the New Testament, to meditate on what you read, not to draw hasty conclusions, to do research where it seems to us that the meaning of a text is confusing, to ask those in whose teaching we trust. Let us not develop theologies without serious foundations in the Word of God.

The Rapture of the Church is imminent. The Church will not go through the Great Tribulation that culminates in the great and fearful Day of the Lord.

The church seems to be already going through the first events of the tribulation but not through the second part of it, called the Great Tribulation.

I remind you of some pasages from leters written by Paul to Thessalonians, to read them and to be encouraged by them: 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-4; 9.

This is a message, a Bible study, a little longer. I repeated some phrases and ideas to emphasize their meaning. I had it in my heart to write all this considering the extremely difficult, confusing, unprecedented times we live in.

Let us find encouragement that our trials will not last long. Let us encourage ourselves that we deserve to live beautifully, in the light, as the Lord has asked us to do, even if the darkness around us intensifies. It is worth enduring a little more because He, Christ, is on His way to the clouds of our heaven and will take us to Him in eternal happiness and eternal glory.

May Jesus bless us all with salvation, inner peace, physical and spiritual health, wisdom, and understanding of His will for our lives. And when the hour comes, the trumpet will sound, to take all of us who have loved and honoured Him HOME to His glory.

Help us, Lord!

Amen.

With love,

Georgeta

Oct 18, 2021

Biblia pe intelesul nostru: evenimentele actuale

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BIBLIA PE INTELESUL NOSTRU: EVENIMENTELE ACTUALE

Atunci cand e vorba de teme majore legate de mantuirea sufletelor noastre, de iertarea pacatelor, de jertfa Domnului Isus pe cruce pentru a ne spala de pacate, pentru a primi viata vesnica, Noul Testament este foarte clar, pe intelesul tuturor, si nimeni nu are nevoie de studii teologice sau seminarii speciale sa poata intelege cum poate primi mantuirea, salvarea din pacat, viata vesnica.

Simplu: cred in Isus , in jertfa Lui pe cruce pentru a-mi spala pacatele, accept si declar ca sunt o pacatoasa si am nevoie de Isus. Credinta in El imi asigura mantuirea. Duhul Sfant Isi face casa in mine si ma calauzeste ce sa fac, cum sa traiesc din momentul mantuirii. Ce schimbari sa fac in viata mea.

Duhul Sfant si cititul Bibliei sunt metodele immediate care imi ghideaza viata.

Cu privire la alte teme pe care Biblia le abordeaza, se poate intampla ca doar citind Biblia sa nu putem sa ne facem o parere complexa si corecta. Si asta pentru ca, a intelege exact sensul unor afirmatii din Noul Testament este nevoie sa STUDIEM Biblia, nu doar sa o citim. Trebuie sa ne transbordam in secolul intai sa intelegem cele scrise in contextul de acela, istoric, social, politic si religios.

Isus a spus multe pilde si la unele ucenicii I-au cerut lui Isus sa le explice sensul pildelor, pentru ca ei nu le-au inteles. Si El le-a explicat.

Cineva mi-a spus odata ca Noul Testament are anumite parti care se contrazic cu altele. Si mi-a dat un exemplu. E scris ca Isus S-a nascut intr-un staul. Apoi ni se mai scrie ca magii au venit sa se inchine lui Isus si au intrat “in casa” si I-au adus daruri. Concluzia interlocutorului meu a fost ca una din variante nu e buna: Isus S-a nascut ori in staul ori in casa. Aici probabil ca marea confuzie e data si de scenele de Craciun unde magii sunt prezentati venind cu darurile la staul. Aceasta imagine nu este conforma cu textul biblic.

In Luca 2:7 ni se spune despre nasterea lui Isus in staul. In Matei 2:11 ni se relateaza despre magii care au venit sa se inchine lui Isus si sa aduca daruri. Sunt pasaje distincte, scrise de autori diferiti.

La o citire a pasajelor biblice se pare ca sunt contradictorii. Dar studiind putin pasajele vedem ca magii au vazut steaua la nasterea lui Isus, pe cand El era in staul. Apoi magii s-au organizat si au pornit la drum pe camilele lor, strabatand aproximativ 1.200 kilometrii pana la Ierusalim. Calatoria lor a durat cel putin 3 luni de zile. Daca nu mai mult de atat. In timpul acesta Isus a fost circumcis deja la Sinagoga locala si parintii Lui impreuna cu El au locuit in casa. Cand magii au ajuns acolo L-au gasit pe Isus in casa.

Ce doresc sa subliniez este faptul ca, inainte de a trage concluzii personale asupra anumitor texte biblice, inainte de a aduce interpretari personale unor pasaje biblice, este bine sa le studiem. Daca avem un Dictionar Biblic, un Comentariu Biblic, o Concordanta, mai multe traduceri ale Bibliei, ne ajuta. Astazi avem internetul unde prin Google putem accesa orice informatie dorim.

In aprilie 2019 am scris si publicat pe acest blog un articol cu titlul “Noul Testament si contextul cultural”. Daca aveti timp va sugerez sa il cititi.

Un subiect la care doresc sa ma refer acum, pe aceeasi linie a intelegerii Scripturii, este legat de Rapirea Bisericii. Mai doresc sa adaug cate ceva despre vaccin si trambitele din Apocalipsa.

Rapirea Bisericii si revenirea lui Isus pe Pamant sunt evenimente complet diferite ca scop, actiune si manifestare. Isus va veni pe nori sa rapeasca Biserica. Nu va veni pe Pamant la Rapire. Biserica va parasi Pamantul fiind intampinata de Isus “in vazduh”.

1 Tesaloniceni 4:16 – 17 “Caci insusi Domnul, cu un strigat, cu glasul unui arhanghel si cu trambita lui Dumnezeu, Se va pogori din cer, si intai vor invia cei morti in Cristos. Apoi, noi cei vii care vom fi ramas, vom fi rapiti toti impreuna cu ei, in nori ca sa intampinam pe Domnul in vazduh; si astfel vom fi totdeauna cu Domnul.”

Revenirea lui Isus pe Pamant va avea loc dupa Rapire la cativa ani. Isus va veni atunci sa pedepseasca. Sa pedepsesaca pe Anticrist si pe toti cei care l-au urmat si i s-au inchinat si sa elibereze poporul ales al lui Dumnezeu, Israelul. Atunci va fi marea batalie de la Armaghedon.

Textele din Noul Testament la care voi face intai referire se afla in scrisorile adresate de Pavel crestinilor din Tesalonic. Se pare ca acestia erau foarte preocupati de Rapire si de revenirea Domnului Isus pe Pamant.

Pasajele nu le voi reda complet aici dar voi comenta asupra anumitor versete.

1 Tesaloniceni 1:10; 4:13 – 5:10

2 Tesaloniceni 2:1 – 12.

1 Tesaloniceni 1:10:

si sa asteptati din ceruri pe Fiul Sau, pe care L-a inviat din morti; pe Isus care ne izbaveste de mania viitoare.”

Izbavirea este “de” mania viitoare. Nu “din” mania viitoare, adica in timpul ei. Ci ”de” mania viitoare, adica inainte ca aceasta sa aibe loc. Intelesul este ca Isus va lua Biserica la cer inainte de necazul cel mare, inainte de mania viitoare.

2 Tesaloniceni 2:1-2:

Cat priveste venirea Domnului nostru Isus Cristos si strangerea noastra laolalta cu El, va rugam fratilor, sa nu va lasati clatinati asa de repede in mintea voastra si sa nu va tulburati de vreun duh, nici de vreo vorba, nici de vreo epistola ca venind de la noi, ca si cum ziua Domnului ar fi si venit chiar.”

Pavel vorbeste aici despre rapirea Bisericii, “strangerea noastra laolalta cu El”, la “venirea Domnului”.

In versetul 2 Pavel vorbeste despre “ziua Domnului.”

“Venirea Domnului” din versetul 1 nu este aceeasi cu “Ziua Domnului” din versetul 2.

De ce ar fi fost “clatinati” tesalonicenii ca “ziua Domnului” ar fi si veenit? Pentru ca treceau prin necazuri si persecutii si, stiind ca Biserica nu trece prin necazul cel mare, au crezut ca Rapirea a avut loc deja si ei au ramas in urma sa treaca prin “Ziua Domnului.”

De aceea Pavel le scrie sa nu se tulbure, ca Rapirea nu a avut loc inca. Si Pavel le descrie evenimentele premergatoare “Zilei Domnului”, si NU premergatoare Rapirii Bisericii. Si le spune ca intai va fi lepadarea de credinta a acelora care se numesc crestini, apostazia, si instalarea Anticristului. Atunci Templul va fi reconstruit la Ierusalim. (2 Tesaloniceni 2:3-4).

Apoi Pavel ii incurajeaza spunandu-le ca inainte ca taina faradelegii sa se desfasoare, “cel ce o opreste sa fie luat din drumul ei.” . “Cel ce o opreste”, cel ce opreste taina faradelegii sa se manifeste plenar este Duhul Sfant care locuieste in crestinii care alcatuieesc Biserica. Duhul Sfant va fi luat, cand Biserica va fi Rapita. Asadar Rapirea va avea loc inainte ca cel nelegiuit, Anticristul, sa isi desfasoare fortele. (2 Tesaloniceni 2:6-8)

Manifestarea puterii Anticristului se va face si cu sprijinul prorocului mincinos, un conducator al unei Biserici apostate universale, ramase dupa Rapire. “Dumnezeu le trimite o lucrare de ratacire ca sa creada o minciuna”, “Prin puterea Satanei minuni si semne si puteri mincinoase.” “Pentru ca toti cei ce n-au crezut adevarul, ci au gasit placere in nelegiuire, sa fie osanditi.” (2 Tesaloniceni 2:11,9,12)

In 1 Tesaloniceni 5:2, Pavel vorbeste despre ziua Domnului, asa cum am mai scris, ceasta fiind diferita de “venirea Domnului”.

Ziua Domnului este o zi de razbunare a Domnului.

Venirea Domnului este o zi de eliberare, de luare a Bisericii la cer.

Ziua Domnului vine noaptea, ca un hot. “Cand vor zice: ‘Pace si liniste!’ atunci o prapadenie neasteptata va veni peste ei”… “si nu va fi chip de scapare.”

Versetele 4-5: “Dar voi, fratilor, nu sunteti in intuneric, pentru ca ziua aceea sa va prinda ca un hot. Voi toti sunteti fii ai luminii si fii ai zilei. Noi nu suntem ai noptii, nici ai intunericului.”

Adica, pentru ca sunteti fii ai zilei, nu veti ajunge sa vedeti noaptea. Adica veti fi luati inainte. Dar pentru asta este o conditie: “sa veghem si sa fim treji.” (1 Tesaloniceni 5:6)

Versetele 8 si 9: “Dar noi, care suntem fii ai zilei, sa fim treji, sa ne imbracam cu platosa credintei si dragostei si sa avem drept coif nadejdea mantuirii. Fiindca Dumnezeu nu ne-a randuit la manie, ci ca sa capatam mantuirea prin Domnul nostru Isus Cristos.”

Daca ne inarmam, protector (platosa) cu credinta si dragoste pentru Cristos si in Cristos si ne hranim mintea (coif) cu promisiunile facute de Cristos, nadejdea mantuirii in care credem, Dumnezeu nu a lasat pentru noi Ziua Maniei Domnului ci salvarea noastra prin Cel pe care L-am declarat Domn al vietii noastre, Isus Cristos.

Cu privire la Rapire si la trambita de care vorbeste Pavel, mai gasim in 1 Corinteni 15:51-52:

Iata va spun o taina: nu vom adormi toti, dar toti vom fi schimbati. Intr-o clipa, intr-o clipeala din ochi, la cea din urma trambita. Trambita va suna, mortii vor invia nesupusi putrezirii si noi vom fi schimbati.”

Pavel ne face sa intelegem ca el astepta ca Rapirea Bisericii sa aiba loc in timpul vietii lui.

Exista predicatori care sustin ca “cea din urma trambita” la care se face referire in acest pasaj biblic este aceeasi cu ce-a de a 7-a trambita din Apocalipsa 11:15, trambita care este sunata in timpul necazului cel mare.

In primul rand trebuie sa stim ca Pavel a scris 1 Corinteni in timpul celei de-a treia calatorii misionare, pe cand se afla in Efes, in anul 55 DC. Ioan a scris Apocalipsa in anul 95 DC, adica 40 de ani dupa ce Pavel a scris 1 Corinteni. Ioan a primit revelatia despre trambite 40 de ani dupa ce Pavel a scris despre “ultima trambita”. Asadar, Pavel nu putea face trimitere, pentru ca auditoriul de atunci sa inteleaga, la o profetie ce urma sa fie spusa 40 de ani mai tarziu, cand nici Pavel si probabil nici multi din cei ce au citit atunci scrisoarea lui, nu mai erau in viata.

Deplasandu-ne insa cu gandul nostru in anul 55 DC, trebuie sa intelegem pasajul avand in minte doar informatiile pe care le aveau ei atunci. Noul Testament nu era inca scris in totalitate. Evangheliile, epistolele, circulau imprastiat, Apocalipsa nu era scrisa.

Informatiile pe care le aveau ei veneau din Vechiul Testament, din scrierile Noului Testament la care puteau avea acces si din viata de zi cu zi si cultura vremii,

Trambita din 1 Corinteni este folosita in slujba lui Dumnezeu, nu o trambita oarecare.

E posibil ca Pavel sa fie facut o aluzie la pasajul din Vechiul Testament din Numeri 10:2-6.

Se vorbeste aici de doua trambite. A doua trambita (ultima) se suna pentru a strange tot poporul. Adunarea intregului popor. Daca la asta facea Pavel referire in 1 Corinteni, mesajul era de strangerea poporului lui Dumnezeu, Biserica, despre care vorbea Pavel. Adica rapirea Bisericii. Si nicidecum trambita din Apocalipsa, care ar fi sugerat ca Biserica trece prin necazul cel mare.

Un aspect la care doresc sa revin aici este ca rapirea Bisericii pentru a-L intalni pe Isus pe nori este diferita de revenirea Domnului pe Pamant, eveniment ce va avea loc la sfarsitul necazului celui mare, revenire precedata de toate dezastrele descrise in Apocalipsa, semnele din cer, adunarea popoarelor la Armaghedon cu scopul de a distruge Tara Israel. Atunci va avea loc a doua venire a lui Isus, dupa care vor urma 1.000 de ani de pace pe Pamant, sub domnia lui Cristos.

Sa nu confundam evenimentele si ordinea lor.

Dupa Rapirea Bisericii, toata concentrarea evenimentelor pe Pamant se muta la evrei, Israel, Ierusalim.

Isus va reveni asa cum a plecat, de unde S-a inaltat la cer. Faptele Apostolilor 1:11: “acest Isus care S-a inaltat la cer din mijlocul vostru va veni in acelasi fel cum L-ati vazut mergend la cer”. Pentru evrei, la Ierusalim, la evreii care, la revenirea Sa vor fi cu toata inima intorsi “la Cel ce L-au strapuns”, adica la Isus Cristos. Atunci neamurile vor fi in vizorul lui Dumnezeu pentru distrugere si judecata. Israelul pentru mantuire si restaurare.

Cateva cuvinte despre vaccinul impotriva covid.

Daca virusul covid ar fi fost raspandit doar intr-o tara, s-ar fi numit epidemie. Daca s-ar fi creat vaccinul in acea tara, oamenii ar fi acceptat sa fie vaccinati, sa scape de nenorocire. Asa se intampla cu vaccinurile anuale impotriva gripei. Nimeni nu vorbeste conspirativ de acestea.

Problema pandemiei este ca, prin definitie, e raspandita in foarte multe tari. In majoritatea tarilor lumii. Cunoscandu-se situatia mondiala si ca anumiti oameni extrem de bogati, au interesele lor si agenda lor, promovarea vaccinurilor anti-covid a ridicat semne de intrebare, suspiciuni.

Multi crestini care nu sunt foarte familiarizati cu Biblia si unii dintre ei nu au citit deloc Apocalipsa, de frica sau lipsa de interes, citeaza acum Apocalipsa 13, spunand ca vaccinul este semnul pe mana dreapta sau pe frunte fara de care nu poti cumpara sau vinde.

Ceea ce NU stiu acestia este ca semnul din Apocalipsa 13 va fi pus dupa instaurarea lui Anticrist (Anticrist este o PERSOANA, nu un fenomen sau un concept). Anticrist va cere ca oamenii sa i se inchine si sa primeasca semnul pe frunte sau pe mana dreapta.

Am mai scris despre evolutia microcipului si, dupa intelegerea mea acum, un microcip va fi implantat pe mana dreapta sau pe frunte ( nu pe mana stanga, nu pe umar, nu pe brat sau antebrat). In acesta vor fi incluse toate informatiile referitoare la persoana respectiva si informatii individualizate: cod numeric personal (CNP), contul bancar, codul de pe cardul de sanatate, numarul si seria de pe psaport, numar, serie carnet de conducere si toate detaliile cuprinse in documentele de mai sus.

Nici unul din vaccinurile actuale nu a implantat pe brat vreunul din acestea. Vaccinul nu a fost nici personalizat, nici nu s-a cerut inchinare la cineva inainte de a se face.

Sa intelegem clar asta: vaccinul NU are nici o conexiune cu spiritualul. E pur fizic, la nivelul trupului nostru.

Exista insa in toata pandemia asta un factor pregatitor pentru stadiul ce va urma in istoria omenirii: supunerea de frica in fata autoritatilor.

Pregatirile ce se fac acum sunt: globalizarea, socialismul universal, apostazia (adica lepadarea de credinta a multor crestini), crize globale si altele.

Pentru a se ajunge la inchinarea in fata lui Anticrist, sunt pasi de urmat. Nu va fi o cerinta instantanee. E un proces pentru a ajunge acolo, pentru ca oamenii sa accepte de buna voie si de frica.

Stadiul in care suntem noi acum este unul foarte avansat. Testul pandemiei il confirma. Frica s-a dovedit a fi metoda cea mai eficienta. S-a dovedit asta acum.

Am mai spus-o: atunci cand nu deschidem usa omului in nevoi, la pamant, bolnav, pentru ca ne temem sa nu ne infectam de la el, chiar daca nu stim ca acesta este infectat, dar din precautie ca “nu se stie…”, atunci am trecut cu brio examenul supunerii, examenul fricii. Ne-am calificat pentru stadiul urmator al avansarii catre Anticrist.

Domnul Isus ne spune sa nu ne fie frica, atata timp cat ne-am predat viata total Lui si suntem in El. Sa nu ne fie frica sa facem bine cand boala bantuie, sa nu ne fie frica de tiranii! Sa traim frumos si sa facem ceea ce El ne-a poruncit pentru ca acestea ne vor insoti in cer. Daca se intampla sa ne imbolnavim si sa plecam de pe pamant, suntem siguri ca mergem la El, Cel pe care Il iubim si Il slujim.

Sa fiu inteleasa clar: nu spun sa nu folosim metode de protectie: masca, distanta unde e posibil, sa ne testam, vaccin daca noi consideram ca ne ajuta. Sa le folosim unde este cazul dar sa nu ne scuzam in a nu face un bine cu teama de a nu ne infecta.

In incheiere, va indemn cu drag sa citim Biblia, in special Noul Testament, sa meditam la ceea ce citim, sa nu tragem concluzii pripite, sa facem cercetari acolo unde ni se pare ca intelesul unui text e confuz, sa intrebam pe cei in a caror invatatura avem incredere. Sa nu dezvoltam teologii fara baze serioase in Cuvantul lui Dumnezeu.

Rapirea Bisericii este iminenta. Biserica nu va trece prin Marele Necaz care culmineaza cu Ziua Domnului cea mare si infricosata.

Biserica se pare ca trece deja prin primele evenimente ale necazului dar nu prin partea a doua a acestuia, numita Necazul cel Mare.

Va reamintesc cateva citate:

1 Tesaloniceni 1:10 “sa asteptati din ceruri pe Fiul Sau pe care L-a inviat din morti; pe Isus care ne izbaveste de mania viitoare,” (nu “din” mania viitoare si nici “in timpul” maniei viitoare)

1 Tesaloniceni 5:1-4: “Cat despre vremi si soroace, n-aveti trebuinta sa vi se scrie fratilor. Pentru ca voi insisi stiti foarte bine ca Ziua Domnului va veni ca un hot noaptea. Cand vor zice; ‘Pace si liniste !’ atunci o prapadenie neasteptata va veni peste ei, ca durerile nasterii peste femeia insarcinata; si nu va fi chip de scapare. Dar voi, fratilor, nu sunteti in intuneric, pentru ca ziua aceea sa va prinda ca un hot.”

1 Tesaloniceni 5:9 “Fiindca Dumnezeu nu ne-a randuit la manie, ci ca sa capatam mantuirea prin Domnul nostru Isus Cristos.”

Pavel reaminteste crestinilor din Tesalonic ceea ce le-a spus inainte, prin viu grai. Si anume ca in ziua Domnului “o prapadenie neasteptata” va veni peste ei, peste cei ce vor zice “Pace si liniste !”, si pentru ei nu va mai fi chip de scapare. Pavel scrie: “Dar voi, fratilor, nu sunteti in intuneric, pentru ca ziua aceea sa va prind ca un hot.”

Adica voi, fratilor, fii ai luminii, nu veti ajunge acolo. Cand ziua aceea va veni voi veti fi deja rapiti, in lumina.

Aceasta este o meditatie, sa zicem un studiu biblic, ceva mai lung. Unele fraze si idei le-am repetat pentru a le sublinia sensul. Am avut pe inima sa scriu toate acestea avand in vedere vremurile extrem de dificile, confuze, fara precedent pe care le traim.

Sa gasim incurajare ca incercarile nostre nu vor mai dura mult. Sa ne incurajam ca se merita sa traim frumos, in lumina, precum Domnul ne-a cerut, chiar daca in jurul nostru se inteteste intunericul. Se merita sa mai rabdam putin ca El, Cristos, e pe drum catre norii cerului nostru si ne va rapii la El in fericire eterna si glorie eterna.

Domnul Isus sa ne binecuvanteze pe toti cu mantuire, pace interioara, sanatate fizica, sufleteasca si spirituala, intelepciune si pricepere in intelegerea voii Sale cu privire la viata noastra. Si cand ceasul va veni, trambita va suna, sa ne ia pe toti cei care L-am iubit si onorat ACASA la El.

Ajuta-ne, Doamne !

Amin.

Cu mult drag,

Geta

Sep 26, 2021

About LIFE

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About LIFE

Then the kingdom of heavenshall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

And at midnight a cry was heard: “Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!”

Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.

And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’

But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’

And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.

Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’

But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’

Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.” (Matthew 25:1-13)

What would you do if you KNEW that in 2024 there will be the Rapture of the Church? What would you do, starting today? How would you live your life? What would you change in life? What priorities would you have?

Please do not answer these questions with the last words of the above biblical quote: “you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.” That would be a departure from my questions.

So, what would you do if you knew that in 2024 is the Rapture of the Church?

That’s what I’m thinking now. That worries me. What would I do or not do if I knew I had 3 more years on Earth until the Rapture?

Because we know clearly from the Bible that after the Rapture will follow immediately the Great Tribulation, the period in which God will allow great plagues, unbearable calamities on Earth.

What would I do, waiting for the Rapture?

I would continue my life as it is. I would go to work, shopping, on vacation.

I would analyze myself and spend more time in prayer to find out what I need to change in my life: attitudes, activities, goals.

I would do everything I could to help others turn to Christ or draw closer to Him.

I would spend more time reading the Bible, praying for others, and for myself to be as close as possible to what the New Testament tells us to be.

I would be more careful in relationships with others: friends, family, colleagues, strangers.

I would write more on the blog than I understand studying the Bible.

I would do as much good as possible to those around me.

I would write my will and a letter attached to it addressed to the beneficiaries of my earthly goods, beneficiaries whom I will be sorry to leave behind because they did not have part of the Rapture.

I would sort my papers (because I have a lot). I would destroy what is to be destroyed, I would put on the blog what I would consider to be published.

I would buy just fewer things. I would invest in everything that makes me happy in purity of heart. I would spend as much time as possible talking to my daughter.

I would pray for those I love and for those I know to build a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

I would wear all the nice clothes I didn’t wear much and I have them in the closet. I would use everything I had beautiful and good and was put in storage for special times.

I would gather moments of joy and soul values and especially spiritual ones.

I would not waste my time and energy in contradictory discussions, in disputes of any kind.

I wouldn’t bother with vaccinated and unvaccinated, political controversies, parties, political figures, and things like that.

That’s because my rapture to heaven is now at the center of my concerns. I KNOW it will come very soon. And then I will leave Planet Earth with everything my soul has managed to store well. And all the worries, troubles, pressures and shortcomings will be left behind.

At the Rapture I will go where I no longer need anything, where the pain disappears, the troubles disappear, the sadness disappears, the fatigue, the stress, the disappointments and all the negative ones disappear. And I will be in the presence of Jesus and all the splendors that exist there and prepared for us by Jesus.

I will meet and rejoice with those I loved and who first spoke to me about Jesus and taught me to pray: my grandparents, my parents, then my sister and other Christians who will be there and I knew here, on the Earth. There will be great and eternal joy.

I can’t wait for the Rapture. I think about that every day. I pray for that, I prepare for that moment. I miss seeing Jesus.

But you?

You may want to ask me: what do you do if 2024 passes and the Rapture does not take place?

I will be glad. I will be glad that I still have time to gather good deeds, beautiful memories, to prepare more and better and to hope that those who have not yet turned to the Lord Jesus wholeheartedly, will do so.

But, my dears, let’s be realistic. We look around, we see clearly that the Bible is fulfilled when it speaks of the period of the Rapture and the Great Tribulation. Economic, political, social, everything is ready. It is only to be put into practice.

It’s about midnight now. The social, political and especially spiritual night.

To have lamps ready, burning, even if we are tired of waiting, we suffer, we are mocked.

Let us not get involved in all the daily, political, social and economic injustices confrontations. Let’s summarize our involvement in praying for everything. Let us not forget that everything that happens is allowed by the Almighty God, it was prophesied thousands of years ago. Let’s not expect changes for the better in society. Neither political nor social. Just changes from bad to worse in all. Let’s take care of our lives. Let’s focus on ourselves, on our lamp oil.

It’s dark and it’s only a few minutes until midnight.

At midnight we will hear the call of the Bridegroom: The Rapture of the Church.

The darkness subsides. But only outside. Not in my life, not in my heart where the lamp burns and the vessel of oil is full.

Let us surrender our hearts and lives fully to Jesus. Let us pray to forgive our sins, those we know and those we do not know. May He cleanse us with His precious blood shed at Golgotha for us. To give us salvation, to save our souls and to show us the way, the direction to the promised Heaven.

We thank you Jesus for Your involvement in our lives, for Your care and for the salvation you give us through Your blood.

Help us, Lord, make us worthy, Lord, to have part of the Rapture of the Church in Your Heaven, in Your presence for an eternity, on Your Throne of Glory.

Amen. Help us, Lord.

With love,

Georgeta

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